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Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio

 
 
Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
1. Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker
Inscription.  
Site of Simon Kenton's
first log cabin home
in Ohio - Built beside
the old war trail over
which he was led into
captivity - Scene of
his killing the last
Indian slain in combat
in Clark County

 
Erected 1947.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 39° 59.526′ N, 83° 48.17′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from 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 next to a spring house on the property of the Simon Kenton Inn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4701 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. Simon Kenton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tremont City Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Springfield (approx. 2.4 miles away); Ridgewood in the Country Club District
Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
2. Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to a larger boulder.
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(approx. 3.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); A Relict from an Icy Past (approx. 3.8 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 Folks 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.) 
 
Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
3. Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker
View of the historical marker situated just to the left of the spring house on the property of the Simon Kenton Inn.
Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
4. Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker
Another view of the spring house on the property of the Simon Kenton Inn, with a distant view of the historical marker just behind and to the left of the spring house.
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, with the historical marker (not seen in this picture) being located to the right of the Inn, a short distance beyond the driveway seen in the picture.
 
 
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 1,961 times since then and 160 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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Aug. 10, 2022