Chilo in Clermont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Diana Whitney Memorial
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 and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is July 23, 1823.
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. The Ramp and Esplande (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Wood Frame Houses (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Ohio River: Ever Changing (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Garage and Maintenance Shed (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Assistant Lockmaster’s House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Wakerobin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Water Highways (approx. 0.9 miles away); The “Rye” Field and Water Tower (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chilo.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. 3. submitted on August 21, 2022, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.