Near Lafayette in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Following the American Revolution, the British Crown sought to retain possession of the Ohio Country by sending chief British Indian Agent Alexander McKee and others to establish trading posts with Native Americans and resist American settlement. In 1786, Colonel Benjamin Logan led an American force against the British posts and tribes. Warned of their approach, McKee and a band of Shawnee, took their possessions, including a large drove of hogs, and fled north from the Mackachack Villages near present-day Bellefontaine. Their route was the Black Swamp Trail, now Napoleon Road. An attempted crossing of the rain-swollen Ottawa River turned disastrous, resulting in the loss of possessions and most of the hogs. The hill upon which the party camped following the failed crossing, located one-half mile east of here, became known as McKee's Hill, and the portion of the Ottawa River east of Lima has since been known as Hog Creek.
Erected 2005 by Lafayette-Jackson Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 46.33′ N, 83° 57.925′ W. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2115 Lafayette Road, Lafayette OH 45854, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Monument / Memorial Garden (approx. 1.2 miles away); LaFayette - Jackson Township Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); P-39 Airacobra Crash Site (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Hog Creek Settlement (approx. 2½ miles away); Beaverdam & Vicinity World War II Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Workman's Crew Caboose (approx. 4.9 miles away); 1905 Shay Engine (approx. 4.9 miles away); Harrod Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
Categories. • Government • Military • Native Americans • Notable Persons • Political Subdivisions • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,954 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.