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Site of Pluggy's Town

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, March 17, 2016
1. Site of Pluggy's Town Marker
Inscription. Near this location was a large Mingo town of significance during the Revolutionary period of the 1770's. The chief was Te-caugh-ye-te-righ-to, known to the settlers as Pluggy. The village consisted of perhaps 300 inhabitants. Among them were Delaware, Mohawk, Shawnee, Wyandot, and Mingo. Individuals known to have lived here were Mohawk Soloman, the Big Apple Tree, the Stone, Conesseway, Black Wolf, and the Snake. Here, too, lived Chief Logan for several years.

The village was made up of some twenty dwellings including long houses and wigwams. There was one cabin belonging to a blacksmith of French origin.

The British Commander at Fort Detroit, Henry Hamilton, had won the support of Pluggy and his warriors and convinced them to attack settlers living east and south of the Ohio River. Chief Pluggy was killed on January 1, 1777, while leading such an attack on McClellan's Station, Kentucky. This village moved further north in 1778.
 
Erected 2008 by The Delaware County Historical Society, The Kroger Company, and the National City Bank.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio, Delaware County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 18.322′ N, 83° 3.743′ 
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By Dale K. Benington, March 17, 2016
2. Site of Pluggy's Town Marker
View of the marker looking to the southeast, and in the background are seen some of the facility buildings for the municipal recreational park that this marker is located on.
W. Marker is in Delaware, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker is on East Lincoln Avenue east of Blymer Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is situated near the parking lot for a municipal recreational park, that is located about 4 blocks east of the intersection of Sandusky Street (the old U.S. 23) and East Lincoln Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 East Lincoln Avenue, Delaware OH 43015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cornstalk's Visit and the Negotiators' Escape (here, next to this marker); Pluggy's Town (approx. mile away but has been reported missing); Delaware County War on Terrorism Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delaware County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delaware County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delaware County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Legion Post 115 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); War Savings Stamps (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Delaware.
 
More about this marker. This marker is situated just north of where Lincoln Avenue ends, at the entrance to a municipal recreational park, that includes the Jack Florance Pool along with several facility buildings. The marker and municipal recreational park are wedged in between U.S.
Site of Pluggy's Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 17, 2016
3. Site of Pluggy's Town Marker
View of the marker looking to the northeast, and in the background is seen the parking lot for the municipal recreational park.
23 and the Olentangy River.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Site of Pluggy's Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 17, 2016
4. Site of Pluggy's Town Marker
View of the marker looking east.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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