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Near Oldtown in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Sexton Point

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
1. The Sexton Point Marker
Inscription. Location, from 1768 to 1774, of wigwams of Chief Pucksinwah and Methatosa, parents of Tecumtha.
Draper Mss.          

 
Erected 1931 by Greene County Historical Society (probable).
 
Location. 39° 43.464′ N, 83° 56.156′ W. Marker is near Oldtown, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is on U.S. 68, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is between Oldtown and Old Springfield Pike, about one mile north of Xenia and in the Xenia zip code area. Marker is in this post office area: Xenia OH 45385, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kenton's Gantlet [Gauntlet] (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); The Bullskin Trail ( a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of Tecumseh ( about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); U Mkvwalamakufewa Tikvmfa / Memorial to Tecumtha ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Ten Kentucky Soldiers Memorial ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Old Chillicothe ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Chillicothe ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Col. Daniel Boone ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
More about this marker.
The Sexton Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charlie T. Wallace, July 19, 2009
2. The Sexton Point Marker
Draper Mss refers to the Draper Manuscript Collection, an extensive document collection relating to the early frontier, with predominate interest in the military and the men involved in frontier Indian warfare.
 
Additional comments.
1. Missing Monument
One of the markers outside of Oldtown (the middle one of 3) has been missing/stolen for several years. I wonder who to contact to see about getting it replaced. Going south out of Oldtown towards Xenia, it is on the left. There is a place to pull off the highway. Actually nobody even mows around the marker since a local man moved way.
    — Submitted December 9, 2013, by Connie Strayer of Xenia, Ohio.

 
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The Sexton Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
3. The Sexton Point Marker
Blocked from view by Kenton's Gantlet marker (black); with The Bullskin Trail marker in foreground. Looking south along US Route 68.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,847 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on July 19, 2009, by Charlie T. Wallace of Cincinnati, Ohio.   3. submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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