Saint Johns in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1983 by Auglaize County Historical Society, Susanna Russell Chapter D.A.R.,and Chief Blackhoof Memorial Committee.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 40° 33.409′ N, 84° 5.025′ W. Marker is in Saint Johns, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Ohio Route 65, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 33. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Johns OH 45884, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as Blackhoof's Last Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wapaghonetta Reservation (approx. 2 miles away); Apollo Command Module and Gemini Spacecraft Mock-ups (approx. 4.7 miles away); F5D Skylancer (approx. 4.7 miles away); Dayton and Michigan Railroad (approx. 5.7 miles away); Wapakoneta (Wapaughkonnetta) (approx. 5.8 miles away); Wapakoneta All Wars Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); Wapakoneta Heritage Parkway (approx. 5.9 miles away).
Regarding Catahecassa. Located near the Blackhoof Memorial, on the western edge of the cemetery, is the final resting place of Chief Blackhoof. His gravestone is one that is provided by the federal government for anyone who is considered to be a veteran because they have served in the US Military. His gravestone is located at N 40.33.408 by W 084.05.066. The text on his gravestone reads as follows:
War of 1812
Chief of the
Born in Florida
Died in St.Johns
In addition to his grave, the site of Chief Blackhoof's last home is also located nearby and is marked with a historical marker. It is located just north of US 33, in the nearby town of St. Johns, just west of the intersection of Walnut Street and Center Street.
Also see . . . Catahecassa - Ohio History Central. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Military • Native Americans • Notable Persons • Peace • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,741 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.