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Near Xenia in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pioneer Achievements

and Historic Events Which Occurred Here

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 17, 2019
1. Pioneer Achievements Marker
Inscription.  To Commemorate
Pioneer Achievements
and Historic Events Which Occurred Here

Here in 1815 Jacob Brown, born Dec. 7, 1775 and his wife Judith Walters Brown, born Dec. 8, 1781, venerable Quakers, from Louden County, Virginia, purchased twenty-two hundred acres of land, and established their home.

This monument also marks the location of the historic Simon Kenton Trail which extended from the Winchester Trail, now State Route 72, due west to Old Chillicothe. This was the camp site of General Benjamin Logan’s army of Kentucky pioneers in 1786. Here they camped for one night on their march to attach the Shawnee Indians at Old Chillicothe and thence to the Mack-a-Chack towns on the head waters of Mad River. Here also Caesar’s Creek was given its name by an officer of Logan’s staff, whose colored servant named Caesar, escaped during the night crossed the creek, went on to Old Chillicothe, and warned the Indians. The waters of Caesar’s Creek ran the historic Jacob Brown Mill which stood about fifty rods west.

Erected 1930 by Otis T. Wolford in loving memory of his wife Elizabeth Brown Wolford,

Pioneer Achievements Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 17, 2019
2. Pioneer Achievements Marker
full view of marker
daughter of Nixon and Hanna Wilson Brown and grand-daughter of Jacob and Judith Walters Brown
 
Erected 1930 by Otis T. Wolford.
 
Location. 39° 41.391′ N, 83° 47.035′ W. Marker is near Xenia, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is on Wolford Road (County Route 102), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3970 Wolford Road, Xenia OH 45385, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ballard Road Covered Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cedarville (approx. 4 miles away); In Grateful Remembrance (approx. 4.4 miles away); Martin Robison Delany (approx. 4˝ miles away); Cedarville Civil War Monument (approx. 4.7 miles away); Albert Baker Football Practice Field (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lt. Charles Young at Wilberforce University (approx. 5.2 miles away); Wilberforce University / Distinguished Wilberforceans (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Simon Kenton
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Pioneer Achievements Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 17, 2019
3. Pioneer Achievements Marker
marker as seen from Wolford Road
Pioneer Achievements Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 17, 2019
4. Pioneer Achievements Marker
rebuild plaque at bottom of marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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