Near Kenton in Hardin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list.
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 fliesSix Points, Goshen Township (approx. 2.8 miles away); Wheeler Tavern (approx. 4˝ miles away); 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.