Delaware in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
A larger Mingo town of the
Revolutionary period, and a
constant menace to settlers
east and south of the Ohio.
Here noted Indian Chief
Logan lived for some years.
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 18.333′ N, 83° 4.024′ W. Marker was in Delaware, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker was at the intersection of North Sandusky Street and East Lincoln Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Sandusky Street. This marker was located most probably on the northeast corner of the intersection, several blocks west of the Olentangy River Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 220 North Sandusky Street, Delaware OH 43015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Site of Pluggy's Town (approx. ¼ mile away); Cornstalk's Visit and the Negotiators' Escape (approx. ¼ mile away); Delaware County War on Terrorism Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Delaware County Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); War Savings Stamps (approx. ¼ mile away); "Meet Me In St. Louis" Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Delaware County World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Delaware County World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaware.
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series (type C) which was put in place in 1930 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ohio's Revolutionary War era Battle of Piqua, by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission.
In order to accomplish this, in 1929 the state of Ohio created the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, and then in 1930 this commission created 22 military trails, throughout western Ohio, between Cincinnati, Ohio on the state's southern border and Toledo, Ohio on the state's northern border. Each of these military trails represented the routes, or trails, used by military leaders during either the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars of 1790 to 1795, or the War of 1812. Each of these military routes connected various related historical sites, that were marked with Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (type C) markers, along each of the military trails.
The routes of these military trails were in turn marked by type A and type B Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers that served as directional (type B) and distance (type A) markers.
Originally, back in 1930, there were erected 70 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C, markers. To date, there are only 20 some of them that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database. A number of them are presently missing, and presumed to be permanently lost, including this featured marker.
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on April 7, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on April 7, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. ‘Pluggy’s Town’ was native stronghold. This is a link to information provided by the "ThisWeek Community News" website, which is the online home to 24 newspapers serving central (Submitted on April 7, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
1. More on the missing, Pluggy's Town, ORMC marker
We know from the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (ORMC) 1931 Planning Report that the "Pluggy's Town" marker existed and that it was "two blocks east" of the site of the village. We also know that this ORMC marker would have been situated along the 1930 era roadway that was US 23, and in 1930 US 23 didn't by-pass downtown Delaware, it went right through it, along Sandusky Street.
So this ORMC marker was located somewhere along Sandusky Street and two blocks west of the site of Pluggy's Town, which was located in Mingo Park, along East Lincoln Avenue.
So on our own we can come to the conclusion that this missing ORMC marker was located at the intersection of Sandusky Street & East Lincoln Avenue. However, I do also have an outside collaborating source, to help to authenticate my assumed marker site, and that would be an article in the June 21, 2012 edition of "ThisWeek Community News."
The article states, "For many years, people traveling north through Delaware, Ohio, would have seen a small marker at the corner of Lincoln and Sandusky Streets." Then the article goes
As the article goes on it states, "A number of years ago, the sign vanished without a trace and no one seems to know what became of it. This is too bad because for quite a long time there was no easy way to find out why the large city park two blocks east of Sandusky Street was called Mingo Park." But then the story shares its happy ending to the missing marker saga ... well partially happy ending.
Our missing ORMC is not replaced, but a new "Pluggy's Town" marker is erected, not at the location of the old ORMC marker, but at the actual location of the Native American village site.
To read more about the area history behind this marker see the link to "ThisWeek Community News" article.
— Submitted April 8, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on April 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.