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

Col. Daniel Boone

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
1. Col. Daniel Boone Marker
Northernmost of five markers at the motel.
Inscription.  
In memory of
Col. Daniel Boone
and 27 salt makers, taken prisoners at Blue Licks, KY., by the Shawnees, Feb. 7, 1778 and brought to Old Chillicothe.

Boone and eleven were adopted by the Shawnees. Ten were taken, over the Bullskin Trail, to Detroit and held for ransom. The fate of six is unknown.

                            Boone 1787 Narrative

 
Erected 1931 by The Greene County Historical Society, William A. Galloway, M.D., Pres.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 39° 43.728′ N, 83° 56.219′ 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
Col. Daniel Boone Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Col. Daniel Boone Marker
Seen between telephone pole and Tecumseh Motel sign.
, measured as the crow flies. Old Chillicothe (here, next to this marker); Site of Old Chillicothe (a few steps from this marker); 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,125 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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