The Old Blockhouse Site
In 1963, the graves of twenty-five prehistoric Glacial Kame
Indians and six white settlers were discovered near the
blockhouse site. Seventeen War of 1812 veterans and eight
others were also buried there. These bodies were
subsequently removed and reinterred at Green Camp
Cemetery. An abandoned right-of-way of the Erie Railroad,
Dayton line, also passes through the area. Prairie grasses
that once dominated parts of Marion County can still be
found in the vicinity.
Erected 1999 by The Marion County Historical Society The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8- 51.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology
Location. 40° 32.912′ N, 83° 11.487′ W. Marker is near Marion, Ohio, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of LaRue-Prospect Road (Ohio Route 203) and Marion- Green Camp Rd (Ohio Route 739), on the right when traveling south on LaRue-Prospect Road. Marker is at the crossing of the Trella Romine Prairie Trail, (the old Erie Rail Road). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2235 Larue-Prospect Rd S, Marion OH 43302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Green Camp (approx. 1˝ miles away); Marion Steam Shovel (approx. 3.8 miles away); Harding Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Jacob's Well (approx. 4.1 miles away); Norman Mattoon Thomas (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Marion County Trial of Bill Anderson (approx. 4.3 miles away); War Memorials (approx. 4.3 miles away); Marion County Courthouse (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.