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

The Old Blockhouse Site

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 9, 2016
1. The Old Blockhouse Site Marker
Inscription. The U.S. Army built a two-story blockhouse on a nearby hill during the War of 1812. The blockhouse was one of a series of such structures erected along the Greenville Treaty line to guard against Native Americans who supported the British during the conflict. After the war, Daniel Markley, one of Green Camp Township's first white inhabitants, settled near the blockhouse.

In 1963, the graves of twenty-five prehistoric Glacial Kame Indians and six white settlers were discovered near the blockhouse site. Seventeen War of 1812 veterans and eight others were also buried there. These bodies were subsequently removed and reinterred at Green Camp Cemetery. An abandoned right-of-way of the Erie Railroad, Dayton line, also passes through the area. Prairie grasses that once dominated parts of Marion County can still be found in the vicinity.
 
Erected 1999 by The Marion County Historical Society The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8- 51.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 32.912′ N, 83° 11.487′ W. Marker is near Marion, Ohio, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of

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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 9, 2016
2. The Old Blockhouse Site Marker
LaRue-Prospect Road (Ohio Route 203) and Marion- Green Camp Rd (Ohio Route 739), on the right when traveling south on LaRue-Prospect Road. Click for map. Marker is at the crossing of the Trella Romine Prairie Trail, (the old Erie Rail Road). Marker is at or near this postal address: 2235 Larue-Prospect Rd S, Marion OH 43302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Green Camp (approx. 1.5 miles away); Marion Steam Shovel (approx. 3.8 miles away); Harding Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Jacob's Well (approx. 4.1 miles away); Norman Mattoon Thomas (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Underground Railroad / The Marion County Trial of Bill Anderson (approx. 4.3 miles away); Marion County Courthouse (approx. 4.3 miles away); Home of Warren G. Harding (approx. 4.5 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Marion.
 
Categories. AnthropologyCemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 9, 2016
3. The Old Blockhouse Site Marker
Marker can be seen at a distance, looking south. The Trella Romine Praire Trail or old Erie RR crosses just behind the marker. The St Rt 203 sign is also visible.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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