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Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Tavern in Springfield

1801-1924

 
 
First Tavern in Springfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Wesley Baker, December 17, 2018
1. First Tavern in Springfield Marker
Inscription.  
This Marks the Site of
The First Tavern in Springfield
Near Which
In 1808 A Permanent Peace Treaty
Was Made By
Simon Kenton and Others
With the Indians

 
Erected 1924 by Daughters of the American Revolution Lagonda Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansPeaceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
 
Location. 39° 55.461′ N, 83° 48.414′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of E Main Street (U.S. 40) and S Spring Street (Ohio Route 72), on the left when traveling west on E Main Street. The marker is located at the lower left corner of the front facade of Champion City Guide and Supply, a Chamber of Commerce store located in the old Tuttle Brothers Auto Supplies Store (the sign for which still hangs out front). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 E Main Street, Springfield OH 45502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
First Tavern in Springfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Wesley Baker, December 17, 2018
2. First Tavern in Springfield Marker
Since the marker does not get any direct sunlight, this view from an angle makes the text easier to read.
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walking distance of this marker. A. B. Graham (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The A. B. Graham Building (about 600 feet away); The Birthplace of 4-H (about 600 feet away); John M. Temple (about 700 feet away); DeMint Memorial Park (about 700 feet away); H. A. "Harry" Toulmin Sr. (about 800 feet away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Rogers Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Marker on the store front image. Click for full size.
By J. Wesley Baker, December 17, 2018
3. Marker on the store front
The marker is on the corner of the building, to the left of the display window of what is now the Champion City Guide and Supply store, run by the local Chamber of Commerce.
Champion City Guide and Supply Building image. Click for full size.
By J. Wesley Baker, December 17, 2018
4. Champion City Guide and Supply Building
The building sits on the southwest corner of East Main St. (U.S. 40) and South Spring St. (Ohio 72). The marker is visible at the lower left corner of the facade, facing Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2018, by J. Wesley Baker of Springfield, Ohio. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 21, 2018, by J. Wesley Baker of Springfield, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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