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

Blue Jacket Town

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Blue Jacket Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 4, 2009
1. Blue Jacket Town Marker
Inscription.  
Blue Jacket Town

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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
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 this marker. George Washington Memorial Tree (here, next to this marker); Logan County Veterans Memorial (a few steps
Blue Jacket Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 4, 2009
2. Blue Jacket Town Marker
View of the historical marker in front of the Logan County Courthouse.
from this marker); First Portland Cement Concrete Street (a few steps from this marker); The Honorable William Lawrence (within shouting distance of this marker); War Savings Quota (within shouting distance of this marker); Oldest Concrete Street in America (within shouting distance of this marker); George Bartholomew (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Concrete Street in America (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. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Weyapiersenwah Also known as Blue Jacket Also known as Marmaduke, Van Sweringen. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (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.) 

4. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930
Blue Jacket Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2019
3. Blue Jacket Town Marker
View of the marker, looking south along Main Street.
. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio (Submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Blue Jacket Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2019
4. Blue Jacket Town Marker
View of the marker, looking west along Columbus Avenue.
Blue Jacket Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2019
5. Blue Jacket Town Marker
A close-up view of the unique marker art work, or silhouette, across the top of the historical marker.
Blue Jacket Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2019
6. Blue Jacket Town Marker
A close-up view of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission information printed across the bottom of this marker.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
7. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., June 26, 2019
8. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types
View of the three types of markers used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. The marker on the left is a type A marker, the marker in the middle is a type C (just like our featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
 

More. Search the internet for Blue Jacket Town.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,605 times since then and 7 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.
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