Near Lewistown in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Seneca Council House / Indian Reservation
— the Seneca half of the Shawnee Reservation at Lewistown —
Seneca Council House
Near this spot on the east bank of Muchinnippi Creek, stood a council house of the Seneca, 20 x 40 feet, without windows, floor or chimney. Later it became the Reservation Council House.
This reservation of 40,300 acres, was set aside for the Indians by the U. S. Government. Following a treaty with the Indians in 1817, Seneca and Shawnee tribesmen occupied the land until they were moved west in 1832.
Erected 1951 by Logan County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
Location. 40° 27.146′ N, 83° 56.529′ W. Marker is near Lewistown, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is on Muchinippi Trail (County Route 54) ¾ mile north of Ohio Route 274, on the right when traveling north. marker is on the old trail from Lewistown to Wapakoneta. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12728 C R 54, Lewistown OH 43333, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lakeview Amvets Memorial #1 Lakeview Amvets Memorial #2 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lakeview War Memorial #3 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Sandy Beach Amusement Park (approx. 2.8 miles away); When the Music Died (approx. 2.8 miles away); Indian Lake Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Villages (approx. 2.8 miles away); Islands and Beaches (approx. 2.8 miles away).
More about this marker. marker is located in a well maintained green space, between a farmhouse and barn
Regarding Seneca Council House / Indian Reservation. Part of the text of the treaty that dissolved the reservation;
Treaty With the Senecas
July 20, 1831
The Seneca and Shawnee Indians, residing at and around Lewistown in the State of Ohio, in consideration of the stipulations herein made on the part of the United States, do for ever cede, release and quit claim to the United States, the lands granted to them by patent in fee simple by the sixth article of the treaty made at the foot of the rapids of the Miami river of Lake Erie, on the twenty-ninth day of September, in the year
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 940 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 21, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.