Powell in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko
Kosciusko came to America in 1776 and offered his services to the Continental Congress. He was accepted and given the task of drawing plans for the defense of the Delaware River. The success of this work won him a commission as Colonel of Engineers in the Continental Army. He fought through the conflict but his most important work was the building of fortifications at West Point. In 1828 the Cadets at the Military Academy donated money with which to erect a monument to his memory.
This marker honors the memory of General Thaddeus Kosciusko and is a tribute to all Polish immigrants in the nation.
Dedicated on the 233rd anniversary of the birth of General
St. Thomas Lodge Number 2422, Columbus, Ohio
April 27, 1980
Erected 1980 by Franklin County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 40° 8.774′ N, 83° 7.295′ W. Marker is in Powell, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker is on Riverside Drive (Ohio Route 257) north of Heathrow Drive. This historical marker is located on the east side of the street, in front of a residence, beside a very large boulder. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10621 Riverside Drive, Powell OH 43065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leatherlips (approx. half a mile away); Grand Carousel (approx. ¾ mile away); Lucy Depp Park & The Depp Settlement (approx. 1.8 miles away); Abraham Depp Freedom Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jack Nicklaus (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Leatherlips (approx. 2.1 miles away); Powell WW I Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Dublin Veterans Park (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Powell.
Also see . . .
1. Tadeusz Kosciuszko. This (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Thaddeus Kosciuszko. This is a link to information provided by sonofthesouth.net (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Thaddeus Kosciuszko: A Polish Son of Liberty. A link to information provided by the Polish Academic Information Center at the University at Buffalo. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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