Near Circleville in Pickaway County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Height of tree 104 Ft., Spread 154 Ft.,
Circumference of Body 23 Ft.
[Text on bottom front of marker]:
"I appeal to any white man to say if ever he entered Logan's Cabin hungry and he gave him not meat; if ever he came cold and naked and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long and bloody war, Logan remained idle in his cabin, an advocate for peace. Such was my love for the whites that my countrymen pointed as they passed and said, 'Logan is the friend of white men.' I had even thought to live with you but for the injuries of one man. Colonel Cresap, the last spring in cold blood and unprovoked murdered all the relatives of Logan; not sparing even his women and children. There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it. I have killed many. I have fully glutted my vengeance. For my country I rejoice at the beams of peace. Do not harbor the thought that mine is the joy of fear. Logan never felt fear. He will not turn on his heel to save his life. Who is there to mourn for Logan? Not One."
Beside the spring then flowing beneath this majestic elm of the centuries in 1774, Logan, the chief of the Mingoes and friend of the whites, here delivered his oration upon the occasion of the signing of the treaty of peace between the chiefs of the Northwestern Indian tribes and the Virginia Militia; a treaty following the Battle of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. An oration unequalled for eloquence, lofty sentiment, solemn truth and poignant sorrow. This treaty opened the Northwest Territory to settlement.
This tribute to Logan was erected in 1919 by the descendants descendants of the pioneers of this community -- a tribute from civilization to a noble man of a savage race.
Erected 1919 by the Descendants of the Pioneers of this Community.
Location. 39° 30.554′ N, 82° 57.333′ W. Marker is near Circleville, Ohio, in Pickaway County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 361 near Wolfe Road (Ohio Route 361), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This historic marker is in Logan Elm State Memorial, one mile east of US Route 23, and about five miles south of Circleville. Marker is in this post office area: Circleville OH 43113, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Chief Logan / Logan Elm (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornstalk (within shouting distance of this marker); Grenadier Squaw (Non-hel-e-ma) (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Michael Cresap (within shouting distance of this marker); John Boggs Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Logan Elm (within shouting distance of this marker); Grenadier Squaw Village (approx. 1½ miles away); Grenadier Squaw Village / Cornstalk Town (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Circleville.
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.