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Near Bainbridge in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Last Battle in the Scioto Country

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, May 12, 2012
1. Last Battle in the Scioto Country Marker
Inscription.  One-half mile south east of this marker was Reeves Crossing on Tod's Trace, where in the summer of 1795 the last battle in the Scioto country was fought between the whites under General Nathaniel Massie and the Shawnee Indians. The white explorers were victorious. One white man, Joshua Robinson, and several Indians were killed.
 
Erected 1936 by Nathaniel Massie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 39° 14.231′ N, 83° 14.228′ W. Marker is near Bainbridge, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker is on U.S. 50 half a mile east of Local Highway 30, on the right when traveling east. The marker stands alongside the road next to the entrance to a farm, where a pull-off has been maintained. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6357 US 50, Bainbridge OH 45612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of General Nathaniel Massie (approx. 3.3 miles away); PP African American Settlement / Eden Baptist Church
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By Jamie Abel, May 12, 2012
2. Last Battle in the Scioto Country Marker
(approx. 7.4 miles away); Salem Academy (approx. 7.9 miles away); Concord Presbyterian Church (approx. 8.2 miles away); Travellers Rest Inn (approx. 11 miles away); Smith Tannery (approx. 11 miles away); B&O and DT&I Railroad Depots (approx. 11.1 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Chillicothe and Ross Country, Ohio. Document that mentions the fight at Reeves' Crossing. (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 

2. Nathaniel Massie and the Paint Creek Fight of 1795. Blog discusses the fight at Reeves' Crossing. (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 
 
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By Jamie Abel, May 12, 2012
3. Last Battle in the Scioto Country Marker
Looking east, down U.S. 50 toward Chillicothe, Ohio.
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By Jamie Abel, May 12, 2012
4. Last Battle in the Scioto Country Marker
Close-up of an inscription on the stone base: J.W. Slee.
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By Jamie Abel, May 12, 2012
5. Last Battle in the Scioto Country Marker
Close-up of an inscription on the stone base: J.W. Slee, Contractor, 1849.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 543 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 16, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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