Bellefontaine in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Blue Jacket Town
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Here lived the famous
Shawnee chief who led the
"Seven Nations" in their de-
feat at Fallen Timbers.
He later was prominent
in the making of the famous
Treaty of Greeneville.
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C364.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list.
Location. 40° 21.661′ N, 83° 45.572′ W. Marker is in Bellefontaine, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 68) and East Columbus Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street. This historical marker is located in downtown Bellefontaine, Ohio, in the northwest corner of the yard of the Logan County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bellefontaine OH 43311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of George Washington Memorial Tree (here, next to this marker); Bellefontaine Elks #132 Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Logan County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); War Savings Quota (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wissler Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The J.C. Penney Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); Oldest Concrete Street in America (within shouting distance of this marker); First Portland Cement Concrete Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellefontaine.
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series (type C) which was put in place in 1930 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ohio's Revolutionary War era Battle of Piqua, by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission.
In order to accomplish this, in 1929 the state of Ohio created the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, and then in 1930 this commission created 22 military trails, throughout western Ohio, between Cincinnati, Ohio on the state's southern border and Toledo, Ohio on the state's northern border. Each of these military trails represented the routes, or trails, used by military leaders during either the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars of 1790 to 1795, or the War of 1812. Each of these military routes connected various related historical sites, that were marked with Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (type C) markers, along each of the military trails.
The routes of these military trails were in turn marked by type A and type B Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers that served as directional (type B) and distance (type A) markers.
Originally, back in 1930, there were erected 70 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C, markers. To date, there are only 20 some of them that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database. A number of them are presently missing, and presumed to be permanently lost.
Of the 20 some original markers that have been included in the historical marker database only a small number of them have the original art work, sometimes referred to as silhouettes, across the top of the historical marker. This is a feature that makes these markers quite unique from most other historical markers. This "Blue Jacket Town" marker is one of those very few markers.
Also see . . .
1. Blue Jacket. Touring Ohio website entry (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Weyapiersenwah Also known as Blue Jacket. Ohio History Central website entry (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on June 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,357 times since then and 280 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 31, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 8. submitted on June 27, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.