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

Lichtenau

 
 
Lichtenau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2020
1. Lichtenau Marker
Inscription.  

On this area stood Lichtenau, lost mission of the Moravians, the first white settlement in Coshocton County. It was established on April 12, 1776 by the Moravians Missionaries, Rev. David Zeis berger and Rev. John Heckewelder, with eight fam ilies of 35 persons. On that day, Friday, April 12, was preached here by Zeisberger the first gospel sermon in Coshocton County. Many Indians, includ ing Netawatwees, head of the Delaware Nation, were Christianized here, but new threats of Indian War fare forced abandonment of the mission in April 1780. It was the occupied by Delaware Indians, who named it Indaochaic. The town was finally burned by Col. Broadhead’s army, April 20, 1781
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 14.771′ N, 81° 52.23′ W. Marker is in Coshocton, Ohio, in Coshocton County. Marker is at the intersection of South 2nd Street (County Route 271) and Clow Lane, on the left when traveling south on South 2nd
Lichtenau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2020
2. Lichtenau Marker
This view of the marker is from the corner of County Road 271 and Clow Lane.
Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2230 County Road 271, Coshocton OH 43812, 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. The Porteous Mound (approx. one mile away); Delaware Nation Council House (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Coshocton County Courthouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 1.9 miles away); Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Coshocton County War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Coshocton County Korean War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); William Green (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coshocton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Broadhead Massacre Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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