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

Site of Old Chillicothe

 
 
Site of Old Chillicothe Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
1. Site of Old Chillicothe Marker
Inscription.  The famous Shawnee Village destroyed four times by pioneer forces. It remained Ohio's leading Indian Town until 1807. On the rise to the west stood the bark Council House.
 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable PlacesWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 43.722′ N, 83° 56.222′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is on U.S. 68 0.1 miles south of Brush Row Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the Tecumseh Motel in Oldtown, about one mile north of Xenia and using the Xenia zip code. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1575 US Route 68 North, Xenia OH 45385, 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. Ten Kentucky Soldiers Memorial (here, next to this marker); Old Chillicothe
Site of Old Chillicothe Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
2. Site of Old Chillicothe Marker
In center of five marker grouping at the motel.
(here, next to this marker); U Mkvwalamakufewa Tikvmfa / Memorial to Tecumtha (a few steps from this marker); Col. Daniel Boone (a few steps from this marker); The Bullskin Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Sexton Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Tecumseh (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stevenson Road Covered Bridge (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on June 30, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Site of Old Chillicothe Marker $50 Fine Placard image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., Marker is
3. Site of Old Chillicothe Marker $50 Fine Placard
On east side of the concrete marker poles.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
4. 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.
5. 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 this featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 4,712 times since then and 265 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on June 27, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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