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Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Simon Kenton

 
 
Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
1. Simon Kenton Marker
Inscription.  
Famed Indian fighter, associate of Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark, soldier of the Revolution and the War of 1812 - Leading settler of the Mad River Valley, built his first home in Ohio a few hundred feet east of this spot.
 
Erected 1947 by the Clark County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 39° 59.566′ N, 83° 48.203′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker is on Urbana Road (Ohio Route 72) north of Ohio Route 334, on the right when traveling north. This historical marker is affixed to a large boulder that is situated in front of the Simon Kenton Inn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4690 Urbana Road, Springfield OH 45503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tremont City Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Springfield
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(approx. 2.4 miles away); Ridgewood in the Country Club District (approx. 3.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); A Relict from an Icy Past (approx. 3.9 miles away); Asa Smith Bushnell (approx. 3.9 miles away); United States Colored Troops (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Historic Simon Kenton Inn & Publik House. Simon Kenton Inn website homepage (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Simon Kenton, Frontiersman. Frontier Folk website entry (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Simon Kenton. Touring Ohio website entry (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Simon Kenton. Ohio History Central website entry (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Simon Kenton. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
3. Simon Kenton Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to a large boulder.
Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
4. Simon Kenton Marker
View of historical marker affixed to a large boulder in front of the Simon Kenton Inn.
Simon Kenton Inn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
5. Simon Kenton Inn
View of the Simon Kenton Inn that is situated near the historical marker and on the site of the first home built in Ohio by Simon Kenton.
Simon Kenton Inn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
6. Simon Kenton Inn
Another view of the Simon Kenton Inn.
Simon Kenton Inn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
7. Simon Kenton Inn
View of the Simon Kenton Inn sign. The historical marker is not in the picture, but it would be located to the left of the Inn sign.
Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
8. Simon Kenton Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along Urbana Road.
Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
9. Simon Kenton Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along Urbana Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,082 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2. submitted on June 21, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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Aug. 11, 2022