Zanesfield in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In Memory of Isaac Zane
The White Eagle of the Wyandots
The White Eagle of the Wyandots
Born in Berkley County, VA. in 1753
Died at Zanesfield, in 1816, age 63 years
Captured by the Wyandot Indians in 1762, and carried to the Valley of the Mad River.
He grew to manhood among the Indians, and married the daughter of Chief Tarhe.
He was the first white settler in the Mad River Valley, by nearly half a century.
His fort and cabin were the center of a new civilization, and the town was named in his honor.
His labors and influence for peace in behalf of the whites and his service for his country were recognized and rewarded by the government.
The captivity of the young Virginian, and his union with the daughter of the Wyandots proved a great blessing to the settlers of the valleys of the Mad River, the Miami, and the Great Northwest.
Erected 1914 by Zanesfield Commercial Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1753.
Location. 40° 20.192′ N, 83° 40.674′ W. Marker is in Zanesfield, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is on Sandusky Street (County Route 5) 0 miles south of Columbus Street (County Route 153), on the right when traveling east. This historical marker is located where County Road 5 enters into the village of Zanesfield from the southwest and veers to the north. It is attached to an extremely large boulder that is situated in the middle of a traffic island. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zanesfield OH 43360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. Simon Kenton (here, next to this marker); Isaac Zane & Princess Myeerah (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Wapatomica (within shouting distance of this marker); Zanesfield (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); China Flats (about 800 feet away); Helen Wonders Blue Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ebenezer Zane Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Simon Kenton / Historical Home Site (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zanesfield.
Also see . . .
1. Zanesfield, Ohio. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Isaac Zane Tract. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. The Story of Myeerah. This web link provides insights and information on Myeerah, her father the Wyandot Chief Tarhe, and her husband the white captive Isaac Zane. (Submitted on June 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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