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Wyandot County Markers
Ohio (Wyandot County), Carey — 4-88 — Sheriden Cave Ohio Historical Marker
Indian Trail Caverns, first opened in 1927, is one of many caves that occur on the dolomite ridge traversed by State Route 568 in Wyandot and Hancock counties. Sheriden Cave, a karst sinkhole associated with the caverns, was discovered in 1989. It has collected a remarkable record of Ice Age animal and human activity in its sediments. Excavations have revealed remains of many extinct Late Pleistocene Epoch animals-giant beaver, stag moose, flat-headed and long-nosed peccary, and short-faced . . . — Map (db m93656) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Crawford — C52 — Burning of Crawford Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Burning of Crawford One-half mile northeast, June 11, 1782, the Indians burned Colonel William Crawford at the stake, in revenge for massacre of the Christian Moravian Indians by William- son's earlier expedition. — Map (db m20362) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Crawford — Colonel Crawford In Memory of
In Memory of Col. Crawford Who was Burned by the Indians In this Valley June 11, 1782 — Map (db m20379) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Crawford — 1-88 — Colonel William Crawford / The 1782 Sandusky Campaign Ohio Historical Markers
[Side A] Colonel William Crawford Colonel William Crawford, a lifelong friend of George Washington, was born in Virginia in 1722. He was married twice, first to Ann Stewart and later to Hannah Vance. In 1755, he served with Colonel Edward Braddock in the French and Indian war. In 1767, he moved to "Stewart's Crossing," Pennsylvania, near the Youghiogheny River. During the Revolutionary War he raised a company of men, commanded the 5th and 7th Regiments, fought in battles in Long . . . — Map (db m20359) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Crawford — Crawford Memorial Park
(center plaque) Dedicated in memory of Col. Wm. Crawford who was born in 1722, in what is now Berkeley County, West Virginia, and was burned at the stake, one half mile northeast of here down in the valley, on June 11, 1782, by the Indians, in revenge for the massacre by Williamson's earlier expedition. (left plaque) American Legion Posts of Wyandot County Wyandot Post No. 225, Upper Sandusky Earl Green Post No. 344, Carey Sycamore Post No. 250 Nevada Post No. 462 . . . — Map (db m70009) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Harpster — 5-88 — Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area A Feature of Ohio's Prairies
Prairie grasslands were once widely scattered across western Ohio. One of Ohio's best remaining prairies, Killdeer Plains is dominated by tall grasses such as the big bluestem and plays host to some unique species of wildlife such as the eastern massasauga or swamp rattlesnake. Prairie grasslands are one of the most rare types of wildlife habitats in the state. Named for the killdeer, a shore bird, this is part of a wet prairie that once spanned some 30,000 acres and boasts a tremendous number and diversity of native wildlife. — Map (db m94525) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Lovell — A140 — to Crawford's Burning / to Battle Island Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trailh Harrison's March
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on South Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - - 2 Mile to Crawford's Burning Text on North Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - - 6 Miles to Battle Island Map (db m93691) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — 145 — Battle Island
Battle Island Scene Of the Defeat of Col. Wm Crawford June 5. & 6. 1782 — Map (db m21416) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — C — Battle Island Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Battle Island About one mile east, on June 7-8, 1872, Crawford's expedition was annihilated by the Indians and its commander captured. Also the site of a famous Indian Gantlet Ground. — Map (db m93867) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — Col. William Crawford
[Front Side] George Washington and Col. Crawford's friendship began while Washington was acting surveyor for Lord Fairfax in the Shenandoah Valley in 1749, and continued until Col. Crawford's death. Col. Crawford's record is as follows: three years service under Washington during the French and Indian War, and three years during the Revolutionary War. He was with Washington's army when it crossed the Delaware. At Valley Forge on Christmas Day. He participated in the victory at . . . — Map (db m21386) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — 2-88 — Departure of the Wyandot Indians Ohio Historical Marker
[Front side of marker]: "Departure of the Wyandot Indians" The 1817 Treaty of Fort Meigs opened much of northwest Ohio to white settlement. In return, the U.S. Government granted the Wyandot Nation permanent use of the Grand Reserve at present-day Upper Sandusky. There farming continued, a school was built, and, in 1824, this Mission Church was constructed by Indians and Methodist missionaries. However, the Indian Removal Act of 1830 called for relocation of all eastern Native . . . — Map (db m26527) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — C481 — Fort Ferree Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
1,000 feet east - site of Fort Ferree Main headquarters of General William H. Harrison's army in the War of 1812. Many of his soldiers who died in battle are buried in this courthouse yard. — Map (db m18086) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — Fort Ferree - Overland Inn - Indian Spring
Fort Ferree built by Gen. Harrison's Army, 1812. Overland Inn 1814 until 1846, on site Elks Lodge. Indian Spring used by Indians 1730 to 1843. Col. Crawford's Army drank at Spring June 4, 1782. Charles Dickens stopped at Inn and Spring, 1842. Scioto Trail led past the Indian Spring and Inn. — Map (db m18077) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — John Stewart
1816 — 1916 JOHN STEWART —— Apostle to the Wyandot Indians Father of missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church — Map (db m26759) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — 3-88 — The Lincoln Highway Ohio Historical Marker
Text on Side A of the Marker Conceived by leaders of the automobile industry to encourage the building of "good roads," the Lincoln Highway was established in 1913 as the first transcontinental automobile route in the United States. It traversed twelve states and 3,389 miles from New York to San Francisco. The first route across Ohio connected Van Wert, Delphos, Lima, Ada, Upper Sandusky, Bucyrus, Galion, Mansfield, Ashland, Wooster, Massillon, Canton, Minerva, Lisbon, and East . . . — Map (db m93866) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — A147 — to Fort Morrow / to Fort Ferree Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Harrison's March 1813
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on North Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - - 24 Miles to Fort Morrow Text on South Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - - 8 Miles to Fort Ferree Map (db m94531) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — Wyandot Indian Council House
Brow of hill above was the site of Wyandot Indian Council House 1819 to Jan. 16, 1850. Building was covered with bark. First Wyandot County Teachers Association organized Aug. 25, 1848. First newspaper published in Wyandot County March 1, 1845. Wyandot County organized here July 2, 1845. Here was signed last peace treaty with Indian tribes in Ohio Mar., 1842. — Map (db m26563) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — Wyandot Mission Church
Built with Government funds in 1824 Used by the Wyandot Indians till 1843 First American Methodist Mission Designated as a Shrine by the 1960 Methodist General Conference — Map (db m26604) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — Wyandott Indian Mission First Methodist Mission in America
Founded by John Stewart, a black man, in 1816, the Wyandott Indian Mission became the first officially recognized mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America three years later. A stone Mission Church was built on this spot in 1824, under the supervision of the Rev. James B. Finley. The Wyandott Indians worshipped here until 1843. The building fell in ruins in later years. It was restored in 1889 and designated a national historic shrine by the General Conference of The Methodist Church in 1960. — Map (db m26557) HM
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