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John Brickell

 
 
John Brickell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2012
1. John Brickell Marker
Inscription.  
On this spot the first cabin
in Columbus
was built by its first inhabitant

John Brickell 1797

Born Stewarts Crossing, Penn. 1781.

Captured by a Delaware Indian 1791.
Adopted by chief of that tribe
Whingwy Pooshies (Big Cat)who
lived on the Auglaize River.
Released by Treaty of Greenville
1795.

Became owner by purchase of
Lyne Starling and various refugee
holders of land extending from
Broad Street to Buttles Avenue.
Died a much respected man
one block north at corner
of Spring Street in 1844

 
Erected 1930 by the Franklin County Pioneer Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
 
Location. 39° 57.843′ N, 83° 0.381′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on West Long Street (U.S. 33) west of Marconi Boulevard. This historic marker is a metal plaque that is
John Brickell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2012
2. John Brickell Marker
View of the historic marker affixed to a large boulder.
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affixed to a large boulder, and it is located in downtown Columbus, on the east side of the Scioto River, along the "Lower Scioto Greenway" walking trail, in a small park between the Scioto River and the Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Branch Coal Mines Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Labor & Workers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Evolution Of The Sioto River (within shouting distance of this marker); Pickaweekee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Location of a children's park and fountain (about 400 feet away); USS Columbus (about 500 feet away); General John Hunt Morgan, CSA / Morgan's Escape (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Brickell - His Captivity, etc. This is a link to a "History of Franklin County." (Submitted on September 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. John Brickell. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central, which is a product of the Ohio Historical Society (Submitted on September 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Acknowledgement
John Brickell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2012
3. John Brickell Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along the Scioto River and the riverside walking trail.

I would like to acknowledge that John Winkler, the author of "Wabash 1791, St. Clair's defeat," was kind enough to take me on a historic marker tour, and this was one of the historic markers that he shared with me.
    — Submitted September 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
 
John Brickell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2012
4. John Brickell Marker
View of the historic marker looking south, with the Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse in the background.
John Brickell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2012
5. John Brickell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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Oct. 1, 2022