Near Circleville in Pickaway County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Capt. Michael Cresap
A Colonial and Revolutionary Hero of Ohio, Virginia, and Maryland, whose military services assisted in gaining the “Dunmore Treaty,” after the Battle of Point Pleasant, in which he fought in the Hampshire County, Virginia, regiment. Captain Michael Cresap was present here and a signer of the “Dunmore Treaty,” in October 1774.
Captain Michael Cresap's companions in arms, Ebenezer Zane, General George Rogers Clarke, Colonel Benjamin Wilson, Benjamin Tomlinson and others, corrected Logan's mistake in associating Captain Cresap with the Yellow Creek Affair.
Captain Michael Cresap took the first company from the South to General Washington at Cambridge. He died in the service and was buried with the “Honors of War,” and his tomb stands in Trinity Churchyard, New York City.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • Peace • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1774.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Circleville OH 43113, 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. Among Those Present (a few steps from this marker); Grenadier Squaw (Non-hel-e-ma) (a few steps from this marker); John Boggs Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Logan Elm (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornstalk (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Logan / Logan Elm (within shouting distance of this marker); Grenadier Squaw Village / Cornstalk Town (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Circleville.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Michael Cresap Marker in Allegany Co., MD
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,482 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4. submitted on November 18, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.