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

The Sexton Point

 
 
The Sexton Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
1. The Sexton Point Marker
Inscription.  Location, from 1768 to 1774, of wigwams of Chief Pucksinwah and Methatosa, parents of Tecumtha.
Draper Mss.          

 
Erected 1931 by Greene County Historical Society (probable).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1768.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 43.464′ N, 83° 56.156′ W. Marker was near Oldtown, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker was on U.S. 68, on the left when traveling south. Marker is between Oldtown and Old Springfield Pike, about one mile north of Xenia and in the Xenia zip code area. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Xenia OH 45385, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Tecumseh (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Old Chillicothe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stevenson Road Bridge
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(approx. 2.1 miles away); Stevenson Road Covered Bridge (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stevenson Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Stevenson Cemetery Gate (approx. 2.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Galloway Cabin (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. 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.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Missing Monument
One of the markers outside of Oldtown (the middle one of 3) has been missing/stolen for several years. I wonder who to contact to see about getting it replaced. Going south out of Oldtown towards Xenia, it is on the left. There is a place to pull off the highway. Actually nobody even mows around the marker since a local man moved way.
    — Submitted December 9, 2013, by Connie Strayer of Xenia, Ohio.
 
The Sexton Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charlie T. Wallace, July 19, 2009
2. The Sexton Point Marker
The Sexton Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
3. The Sexton Point Marker
Blocked from view by Kenton's Gantlet marker (black); with The Bullskin Trail marker in foreground. Looking south along US Route 68.
Site when the marker was located (looking north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Wesley Baker, February 26, 2024
4. Site when the marker was located (looking north)
The removal of the two stone markers at this spot appears to be related to the development of the new Great Council State Park on the west side of the highway. The new Interpretive Center under construction can been seen in the background to the left of the Oldtown sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 29, 2024. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,623 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on July 19, 2009, by Charlie T. Wallace of Cincinnati, Ohio.   3. submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on February 26, 2024, by J. Wesley Baker of Springfield, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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