Near Powell in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko
This site marks the northern boundary of "The Kosciusko Lands." When General Kosciusko visited the United States in 1797, Congress appropriated over $15,000 to him and a land grant of 500 acres. This land was part of his reward and pay for services to the United States in the War of the Revolution. Lying on the east side of the Scioto River and extending from the Delaware County line below the Village of Dublin is the tract of land known as "The Kosciusko Lands."
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
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. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1777.
Location. 40° 8.774′ N, 83° 7.295′ W. Marker is near 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 walking distance of this marker. Leatherlips (approx. half a mile away); Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP) (approx. 0.7 miles away); Aldabra Giant Tortoise (approx. ¾ mile away); Grand Carousel (approx. ¾ mile away); Alligator Answers (approx. ¾ mile away); Mexican Gray Wolf (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan (approx. 0.8 miles away); Trumpeter Swan (approx. 0.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Polish World website entry (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Thaddeus Kosciuszko. Son of the South website entry (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,718 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 2. submitted on June 26, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.