Near Staunton in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First White Child born in Miami County
— Dutch Station —
Erected 1905 by Miami Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1798.
Location. 40° 2.226′ N, 84° 10.72′ W. Marker is near Staunton, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is on Troy- Tipp City Road (Ohio Route 202), on the left when traveling north. The boulder was moved in the 1970s to a spot south of Dutch Station on Route 504 because it had been located on a curve in Staunton. It created a hazard whenever a tourist would stop at the curve to read the text inscribed on the historic stone. https://www.mymiamicounty.com/knoopmarker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 St Rt 202, Troy OH 45373, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured Staunton Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Overfield Tavern (approx. 1.2 miles away); Engine Storage Location (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery 1849 (approx. 1.2 miles away); The John Kitchen House 1847 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Robert N. Hartzell (approx. 1.2 miles away); Clayton Brukner (approx. 1.2 miles away); Nancy Currie- Gregg (approx. 1.2 miles away).
More about this marker. On June 14, 1905 (Flag Day), the Miami Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution dedicated an historic monument at the site of the old Dutch Station stockade near Staunton (east of Troy). The monument’s historical marker honors the birth of Jacob Knoop, the first white child born in Miami County. He was born to John and Barbara Knoop on November 30, 1798.
Additional keywords. Daughters of the American Revolution
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.