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Near Kenton in Hardin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Knight's Escape

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Knight's Escape Marker image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the Historical Marker Database
1. Knight's Escape Marker
Inscription.  
4 miles south – scene of
Knight's Escape
Where Dr. John Knight, after
witnessing the torture of
his fellow captive, Crawford,
and starting on his way to
a similar fate, made his
escape from the Shawnees.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 41.221′ N, 83° 29.749′ W. Marker was near Kenton, Ohio, in Hardin County. Marker was at the intersection of Ohio Route 67 and County Route 215, on the right when traveling north on State Route 67. This marker is located on the south side of the roadway, on a traffic island, where three roadways intersect. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Kenton OH 43326, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Six Points, Goshen Township (approx. 2.8 miles away); Wheeler Tavern (approx. 4 miles away);
Knight's Escape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 27, 2016
2. Knight's Escape Marker
View of the probable marker site, on the traffic island in the left foreground, looking southwest along Ohio Route 67.
Old Sandusky Trail and Shawnee Ford (approx. 4.7 miles away); Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 5.1 miles away); Hardin County New Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Hardin County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Hardin County War Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Hardin County Korean War Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenton.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series (type C) which was put in place in 1930 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ohio's Revolutionary War era Battle of Piqua, by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission.

In order to accomplish this, in 1929 the state of Ohio created the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, and then in 1930 this commission created 22 military trails, throughout western Ohio, between Cincinnati, Ohio on the state's southern border and Toledo, Ohio on the state's northern border. Each of these military trails represented the routes, or trails, used by military leaders during either the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars of 1790 to 1795, or the War of 1812. Each of these military routes connected various related historical sites, that were marked with Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (type C) markers, along each of the military trails.

The routes of these military trails were in turn marked by type A and type B Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers that served as directional (type B) and distance (type A) markers.

Originally, back in 1930, there were erected 70 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C, markers. To date, there are only 20 some of them that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database. A number of them are presently missing, and presumed to be permanently lost.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on July 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Knight's Escape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 27, 2016
3. Knight's Escape Marker
View of the probable marker site, on the traffic island in the center-right foreground, looking northeast along Ohio Route 67.
Knight's Escape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 27, 2016
4. Knight's Escape Marker
View of the probable marker site, on the traffic island in the right foreground, looking south along County Route 215. It is on this road, County Road 215, that one must travel 4 miles to reach the site of Dr. Knight's escape.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
5. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., June 26, 2019
6. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types
View of the three types of markers used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. The marker on the left is a type A marker, the marker in the middle is a type C (just like our featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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