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Bellefontaine in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

General Robert Patterson Kennedy

 
 
General Robert Patterson Kennedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 17, 2014
1. General Robert Patterson Kennedy Marker
Inscription. Distinguished citizen, legislator, public servant, and historian born in Bellefontaine, January 23, 1840. A Civil War hero, he was promoted to brigadier general at only 25 years of age. Admitted to the bar in 1866, he practiced in Bellefontaine until 1878 when President Hayes appointed him Collector of Internal Revenue. He was then elected Lieutenant Governor of Ohio in 1885 then served two terms in Congress from 1887 to 1891. Following the Spanish-American War, he was appointed by President McKinley to serve as head of the Insular Commission to establish the new government of Puerto Rico. In 1903 Kennedy published Historical Review of Logan County. Kennedy started the Bellefontaine Tree Commission. Gen. Kennedy’s home was on this site and later served as the Bellefontaine City Building. General Kennedy died on May 6, 1918.
 
Erected 2011 by Lt. Colonel John Chance, Logan County Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 13-46.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 21.595′ N, 83° 45.698′ W. Marker is in Bellefontaine, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection
General Robert Patterson Kennedy Marker from distance image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 17, 2014
2. General Robert Patterson Kennedy Marker from distance
of South Detroit Street and West Chillicothe Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South Detroit Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 S Detroit St, Bellefontaine OH 43311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Home of Blue Jacket (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Bartholomew (about 600 feet away); Oldest Concrete Street in America (about 600 feet away); Logan County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); George Washington Memorial Tree (about 700 feet away); War Savings Quota (about 700 feet away); Blue Jacket Town (about 700 feet away); First Portland Cement Concrete Street (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Bellefontaine.
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
General Robert Patterson Kennedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 10, 2015
3. General Robert Patterson Kennedy Marker
View of the marker, looking southwest, across the intersection, towards the old, abandoned Bellefontaine post office (seen in the distant background).
General Robert Patterson Kennedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 10, 2015
4. General Robert Patterson Kennedy Marker
View of the marker, looking north along Detroit Street, with a view, behind the marker, of the present day parking lot, that use to be the location of the Patterson House.
General Robert Patterson Kennedy home which stood on this spot. image. Click for full size.
the late Si Herring, from Dr. Ronald Irick's personal archives, unknown
5. General Robert Patterson Kennedy home which stood on this spot.
This house served as Bellefontaine's "City Hall" for many years.
frontpiece of Gen. Kennedy's book image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 21, 2014
6. frontpiece of Gen. Kennedy's book
The Historical Review of Logan County, Ohio 1903 original copy in personal archives of Dr. Ronald Irick
General Robert Patterson Kennedy image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 21, 2014
7. General Robert Patterson Kennedy
portrait drawn by Henry Howe from personal archives of Dr. Ronald Irick
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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