Near Bellefontaine in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Gunn's Tavern / Trading Post
Logan County, On Top of Ohio
»— 500 yards west —
About 1797, John Gunn, a land agent from Canada, came to the head of McKee's Creek to start a town. His two story log house, licensed as a tavern in 1805, became the county's first hotel.
South Side of Marker:Trading Post
— 500 yards west —«
In 1793, Robert Robitaille established a trading post at Zanetown. He moved to Gunn's Tavern in 1800 where he was buried. His wife, daughter of Myeerah Zane, was an Indian Princess.
Erected 1947 by Logan County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
Location. 40° 19.704′ N, 83° 44.548′ W. Marker is near Bellefontaine, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Ludlow Road (County Route 1) and Guntown Road (County Route 29), on the right when traveling south on Ludlow Road. 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 McKee's Town (approx. one mile away); Myeerah Trail / Historic Logan County (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wapatomica (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hull's Army (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Bellefontaine Examiner (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Home of Blue Jacket (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Canby Building (approx. 2.4 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellefontaine.
I drove by the site on Easter weekend, the marker is gone. I went back 4-7-2015 to verify, found damaged/destroyed post, no sign of marker. I will be checking with the Logan County Historical Society.
— Submitted April 8, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.
Marker has been restored, and re-erected
— Submitted September 3, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.
3. Missing marker
This marker has been replaced and is no longer missing.
— Submitted January 31, 2019, by John McPherson of Bellefontaine,
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,373 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 27, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.