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Near Lima in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Hog Creek Settlement

Ward Cemetery

 

—Pioneers in Allen County, Ohio —

 
The Hog Creek Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
1. The Hog Creek Settlement Marker
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Inscription. Ward Cemetery Burial Site in the fall of 1825, Samuel McCluer built a log cabin near this site and began the arduous task of clearing away the dense forest for farming. Not until the following summer did he learn from hunters, who accident- ally discovered his dwelling, that there were neighbors less than five miles to the northwest—Christopher Wood and his Sugar Creek settlement.
 
Erected 1976 by Allen County BiCentennial Commission.
 
Location. 40° 45.892′ N, 84° 0.785′ W. Marker is near Lima, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of Thayer Road and Mirror Lake Drive, on the left when traveling north on Thayer Road. Click for map. marker is in edge of Ward Cemetery at NW corner of Mirror Lake Rd. and N. Thayer Rd., just north of St Rt 81. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4998 Mirror Lake Dr, Lima OH 45801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. P-39 Airacobra Crash Site (approx. 1.8 miles away); McKee's Hill (approx. 2.5 miles away); LaFayette - Jackson Township Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); NKP Caboose No. 1091
The Hog Creek Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
2. The Hog Creek Settlement Marker
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(approx. 4.4 miles away); D T & I Railroad's Uniopolis, Ohio, Station (approx. 4.4 miles away); NKP Berkshire Locomotive No. 779 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lima Locomotive Works (approx. 4.4 miles away); Faurot Oil Well (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lima.
 
More about this marker. Union Chapel Cemetery is an expansion of Ward Cemetery and is adjacent to Union Chapel Church on St Rt 81

The Ottawa River (Hog Creek) is also adjacent
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Hog Creek Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
3. The Hog Creek Settlement Marker
full view of marker
The Hog Creek Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
4. The Hog Creek Settlement Marker
marker from a distance
The Hog Creek Settlement at Ward Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
5. The Hog Creek Settlement at Ward Cemetery
sign for old cemetery
The Hog Creek Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
6. The Hog Creek Settlement Marker
Seal at top of marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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