Near Circleville in Pickaway County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Grenadier Squaw Village / Cornstalk Town
Grenadier Squaw Village
The Grenadier Squaw Village was located between this area and Scippo Creek, upon the Pickaway Plains, the primary Shawnee settlement in Ohio. Non-hel-e-ma, born circa 1722, was the sister of the Shawnee Cornstalk and Silver Heels. Known as Grenadier Squaw because of her imposing stature, she spoke four languages, serving as peacemaker and interpreter. After the peace treaty with Lord Dunmore in 1774, and in spite of Cornstalk's murder, she remained allied with the Americans. On October 1, 1978, Non-hel-e-ma was honored with a marker in Logan Elm Park near to those for Chief Cornstalk and Chief Logan. The “Burning Ground,” used as a site to burn captured prisoners at the stake, was located on the elevated hill just south of Grenadier Squaw's Village. The Council House was located slightly to the northwest.
Cornstalk's Town was located on the north bank of Scippo Creek, directly north of here. Cornstalk (Keigh-tugh-qua) had a commanding appearance and was known for his intellect and oration skills. As chief, Cornstalk led the Shawnees during Dunmore's War (a conflict stemming from land claims in Kentucky) at the Battle of Point Pleasant, Virginia, on October 10, 1774. The Shawnee retreated and, to
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Donald Miller Family, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-65.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 31.852′ N, 82° 57.633′ W. Marker is near Circleville, Ohio, in Pickaway County. Marker is on Emerson Road (Ohio Route 48) 0.4 miles east of U.S. 23, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is about four miles south of Circleville. Marker is in this post office area: Circleville OH 43113, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grenadier Squaw Village (about Site of Logan Elm (approx. 1½ miles away); John Boggs Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); Capt. Michael Cresap (approx. 1½ miles away); Grenadier Squaw (Non-hel-e-ma) (approx. 1½ miles away); Cornstalk (approx. 1½ miles away); Logan's Speech (approx. 1½ miles away); Chief Logan / Logan Elm (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Circleville.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Notable Persons • Peace •
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