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Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

George Rogers Clark

Namesake of Clark County

 
 
George Rogers Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2008
1. George Rogers Clark Marker
Inscription.  In June of 1780 British and Indian forces seized Ruddle's and Martin's Stations in Kentucky. On August 8, 1780 George Rogers Clark led a force of nearly 1000 Kentucky militia under authority of Virginia to engage the British led Shawnee at the Village of Peckuwe approximately 6 miles west of here where George Rogers Clark Park now exists. This was the largest Revolutionary War Battle fought west of the Allegheny Mountains and helped to diminish the British influence in the west.

Sculptor Mike Major has captured this youthful leader as he may have looked addressing his troops before the campaign had begun.

Sculpture Committee members: Floyd Barmann, James J. Campbell, Mark Chepp, William Kinnison, David Martin, and Michael G. Morris, Thomas T. Taylor.

The Statue is funded by the Ruth and Carleton Davidson Trust and Jane P. Hollenbeck. Presented to the City of Springfield on August 30, 2001.
 
Erected 2001 by Ruth and Carleton Davidson Trust and Jane P. Hollenbeck.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism
George Rogers Clark Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2008
2. George Rogers Clark Statue and Marker
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War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1780.
 
Location. 39° 55.466′ N, 83° 48.599′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Fountain Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield OH 45502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. H. A. "Harry" Toulmin Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Springfield's First Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Madonna of the Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 75th Anniversary of the Madonna of the Trail Statue (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Madonna of the Trail (about 400 feet away); John M. Temple (about 500 feet away); A. B. Graham (about 500 feet away); The A. B. Graham Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
George Rogers Clark Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2008
3. George Rogers Clark Statue
George Rogers Clark Park image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
4. George Rogers Clark Park
Located six miles west of the marker.
George Rogers Clark Park image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
5. George Rogers Clark Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,949 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on March 6, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5. submitted on March 16, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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