There rests here, in the quiet beauty of the valley of the Ohio, the dust of a young girl.
On July 23, 1823, a wagon train, creaking toward the west came to a halt close by.
When the train moved forward, one of its party had been left along the trail, a hostage against time.
Diana Whitney, sleeping where the morning sun paints with strange scarlets and magic golds the surface of the river, was sixteen on that summer's day long ago.
In a later summer this tablet was placed
on Diana Whitney's grave to remind those
who pause to read of a humble sacrifice
woven into our country's greatness.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Women.
Location. 38° 47.862′ N, 84° 8.669′ W. Marker is in Chilo, Ohio, in Clermont County. Marker is on Ohio Scenic River Byway (U.S. 52) 0.1 miles east of Woods Hill, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2763 Ohio Scenic River Byway, Chilo OH 45112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.