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Piqua in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Indian Agency House

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Indian Agency House Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Indian Agency House Marker
Inscription.  
To the East – stands the
Indian Agency House
Built by Colonel John Johnston
in 1812. Here he kept 10,000
Indians as American allies.
Site of Fort Piqua
Built by Gen. Wayne in 1793.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 10.777′ N, 84° 15.742′ W. Marker is in Piqua, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is on North Hardin Road (County Route 110) north of Ohio Route 66, on the right when traveling north. This marker was most likely located along the east side of the roadway, near several existing markers, adjacent to the Historic Johnston Farm and Indian Agency Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piqua OH 45356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Pickawillany (a few steps from this marker); Pickawillany (a few steps from this marker);
Indian Agency House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
2. Indian Agency House Marker
In all probability, our missing marker was once situated right where this present day marker is currently situated. It seems like the present day Ohio Memorial markers often have replaced missing, 1930 era, Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers.
John Johnston (a few steps from this marker); In Commemoration of the 94th & 110th Reg’s. O.V.I. (a few steps from this marker); Public History Movement (a few steps from this marker); Johnston Barn (approx. Ό mile away); United Spanish War Veterans (approx. one mile away); Alexander Post No. 158 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piqua.
 
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, including this particular marker, which is listed on page 74 of the ORMC 1931 Planning Report.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Indian Agency House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
3. Indian Agency House Marker
View of the site of the missing marker looking north along the North Hardin Road (County Route 110).
Indian Agency House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
4. Indian Agency House Marker
View of the site of the missing marker looking south along the North Hardin Road (County Route 110).
Indian Agency House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
5. Indian Agency House Marker
View, looking east, in the right foreground is the modern day marker for the Johnston Indian Agency House, and in the left distant background, is a far off view of the actual Johnston Indian Agency House (as seen looking across the field of corn).
Indian Agency House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
6. Indian Agency House Marker
A distant view, looking east, of the Johnston Indian Agency House (using a zoom lens).
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., June 26, 2019
7. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types
View of the three types of markers used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. The marker on the left is a type A marker, the marker in the middle is a type C (just like our featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
8. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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