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

Vance Blockhouse

Logan County, On Top of Ohio

 
 
Vance Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
1. Vance Blockhouse Marker
View of the east side of the historical marker.
Inscription.  [East Side of Marker]

Built during the War of 1812 about a mile north by an independent rifle company commanded by Joseph Vance. The two 20-foot buildings were connected with a common second story and were well provided with portholes. Vance later became governor.

[West Side of Marker]

After General Hull's defeat at Detroit, the U.S. government sent soldiers to protect colonists from Indians favorable to the British. Block houses were built along the Greenville Treaty Line: Mannery, McPherson, Curry, Zanetown, and Vance.
 
Erected 1955 by Logan County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 40° 20.774′ N, 83° 55.713′ W. Marker is in Logansville, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 47 and White Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on State Route 47. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: De Graff OH 43318, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this
Vance Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
2. Vance Blockhouse Marker
View of the west side of the historical marker.
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marker, measured as the crow flies. 1882 Whipple Through Truss Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); DeGraff, Ohio Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Quincy Ohio Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Curry Blockhouse / Shawnee Village “Oldtown” (approx. 3.3 miles away); McColly Covered Bridge - 1876 (approx. 3.8 miles away); Old Quincy School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Beehive Community Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); West Liberty Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Vance Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
3. Vance Blockhouse Marker
View of historical marker looking west along state route 47.
Vance Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
4. Vance Blockhouse Marker
View of historical marker looking east along state route 47.
Vance Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
5. Vance Blockhouse Marker
View of historical marker at it's location across the street from the Logansville Community Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,334 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 28, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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Jul. 7, 2022