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Col. Daniel Boone

 
 
Col. Daniel Boone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
1. Col. Daniel Boone Marker
Northernmost of five markers at the motel.
Inscription.  
In memory of
Col. Daniel Boone
and 27 salt makers, taken prisoners at Blue Licks, KY., by the Shawnees, Feb. 7, 1778 and brought to Old Chillicothe.

Boone and eleven were adopted by the Shawnees. Ten were taken, over the Bullskin Trail, to Detroit and held for ransom. The fate of six is unknown.

                            Boone 1787 Narrative

 
Erected 1931 by The Greene County Historical Society, William A. Galloway, M.D., Pres.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is February 7, 1778.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 39° 43.728′ N, 83° 56.219′ W. Marker was in Oldtown, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker was on U.S. 68, 0.1 miles south of Brush Row Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker, along with all of the other Oldtown markers, has been removed for the construction of the
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new Great Council State Park on the site where the old motel was located. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1575 US Route 68 North, Xenia OH 45385, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. U Mkvwalamakufewa Tikvmfa / Memorial to Tecumtha (a few steps from this marker); The Bullskin Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Sexton Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Tecumseh (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stevenson Road Bridge (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stevenson Road Covered Bridge (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stevenson Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Stevenson Cemetery Gate (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Col. Daniel Boone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Col. Daniel Boone Marker
Seen between telephone pole and Tecumseh Motel sign.
New Great Council State Park Interpretive Center under construction image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Wesley Baker, February 26, 2024
3. New Great Council State Park Interpretive Center under construction
This is being built on the site of the old motel, so all of the markers that stood on the site have been removed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2024. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,889 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on February 26, 2024, by J. Wesley Baker of Springfield, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 26, 2024, by J. Wesley Baker of Springfield, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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