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

Jacob Knoop

First White Child born in Miami County

 

— Dutch Station —

 
Jacob Knoop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 2, 2019
1. Jacob Knoop Marker
close up of inscribed marble slab, set on granite boulder
Inscription.  On this spot stood the fort built 1798. Here was born the first white child of this county, Jacob Knoop. Erected by Miami Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Troy, O., June 14, 1905.
 
Erected 1905 by Miami Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
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 as the crow flies. Staunton Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Engine Storage Location (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery 1849 (approx. 1.2
Jacob Knoop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 2, 2019
2. Jacob Knoop Marker
full view of the granite boulder
miles away); Overfield Tavern (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); Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 (approx. 1.3 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
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Jacob Knoop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 2, 2019
3. Jacob Knoop Marker
marker as seen from roadside
Jacob Knoop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick
4. Jacob Knoop Marker
old post card image of the marker in it's original setting
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. 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.
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