Oldtown in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The famous gauntlet run by Simon Kenton in 1778 was from Sextons Hill to the Council House which stood 30 rods west of this site.
Erected 1906 by Charlie Greene Chapter DAR.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
Location. 39° 43.726′ N, 83° 56.22′ 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. Col. Daniel Boone (here, next to this marker); Site of Old Chillicothe Ten Kentucky Soldiers Memorial (a few steps from this marker); U Mkvwalamakufewa Tikvmfa / Memorial to Tecumtha (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.
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