Oldtown in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ten Kentucky Soldiers Memorial
Ten Kentucky soldiers were killed on this site (Old Chillicothe) May 29, 1779, in the first battle with the Shawnees in the Miami Valleys. The force of 261 men was defeated and pursued 30 mi. One Indian was killed.
Col. John Bowman, commanding.
Erected 1931 by William A. Galloway, M.D.
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is May 29, 1778.
Location. 39° 43.72′ N, 83° 56.221′ 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. Site of Old Chillicothe (here, next to this marker); U Mkvwalamakufewa Tikvmfa / Memorial to Tecumtha Old Chillicothe (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 Bridge (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
More about this memorial. Draper Mss refers to the Draper Manuscript Collection, an extensive document collection relating to the early frontier, with predominate interest in the military and the men involved in frontier Indian warfare.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,763 times since then and 8 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.