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Urbana in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Memory of Simon Kenton

 
 
In Memory of Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
1. In Memory of Simon Kenton Marker
Inscription.  Simon Kenton who is buried here. During the Revolutionary War he frequently served as scout under George Rogers Clark and later praised Clark for his role in saving the Kentucky settlements. Kenton's Indian captivity of 1778-79 acquainted him with the Mad River Country where he subsequently provided leadership in its development. Though a legendary frontier scout and rifleman, Kenton was never biased against the Indians.
 
Erected 1987 by The Ohio Gun Collectors Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 40° 6.141′ N, 83° 44.16′ W. Marker is in Urbana, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is on Patrik Avenue (Ohio Route 54) 0.1 miles south of Jefferson Avenue, on the left when
In Memory of Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
2. In Memory of Simon Kenton Marker
View of historical marker located on the east side of Patrick Avenue.
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traveling south. This historical marker is located in the southeast section of Urbana, at the entrance to Oakdale Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Urbana OH 43078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Quincy Adams Ward (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. William Ward (about 600 feet away); Capt. Simon Kenton (approx. ¼ mile away); General Robert Lawrence Eichelberger (approx. 0.4 miles away); Simon Kenton (approx. 0.9 miles away); War Council of 1812 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Billy "Single" Clifford /Clifford Theater (approx. 0.9 miles away); Champaign County Civil War Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Urbana.
 
Also see . . .
1. Simon Kenton, Frontiersman. This is a link to a site that is built and sponsored by Jon Hagee along with information gathered from other Kenton descendants and family friends. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Simon Kenton. This is a link to information provided by Touring Ohio. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Simon Kenton. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Simon Kenton. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
In Memory of Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
3. In Memory of Simon Kenton Marker
View of historical marker in front of the main entrance to Oakdale Cemetery.
 
 
Gravestone of Simon Kenton image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
4. Gravestone of Simon Kenton
View of the gravestone of Simon Kenton in Oakdale Cemetery.
Simon Kenton Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
5. Simon Kenton Memorial Monument
View of the Memorial Monument at the grave site of Simon Kenton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,932 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 6, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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