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St. Johns in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Blackhoof's Last Home

 
 
Blackhoof's Last Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
1. Blackhoof's Last Home Marker
Inscription. Blackhoof: Born in Florida about 1721. Arriving in this vicinity 1783 - Surnames: Cut-The-We-Ka-Saw or Catahecassa - Principal Chief of Shawnee Indian Nation - erected here in 1822. In a clearing of the vast forest a two story 18'x24' log house - His body lay in state here before removal to a nearby ridge for burial - Outside the house were placed many deer and wild game for the funeral feast.
Saint Johns: Site of a former Indian Village was initially called Blackhoofs Town.
 
Erected 1980 by Auglaize County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 33.353′ N, 84° 5.091′ W. Marker is in St. Johns, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is on Center Street west of Walnut Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in a residential area on the south side of US 33, but one can view the cemetery and burial site of Blackhoof (which is on the north side of US 33) from the site of this historical marker. Marker is in this post office area: Wapakoneta OH 45895, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Catahecassa (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wapaghonetta Reservation (approx.
Blackhoof's Last Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
2. Blackhoof's Last Home Marker
View of the historical marker in the foreground and the modern day house that currently is situated on the site of where Blackhoof's log house once was located.
2.1 miles away); Apollo Command Module and Gemini Spacecraft Mock-ups (approx. 4.6 miles away); F5D Skylancer (approx. 4.7 miles away); Dayton and Michigan Railroad (approx. 5.7 miles away); Wapakoneta (Wapaughkonnetta) (approx. 5.7 miles away); Wapakoneta All Wars Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Blackhoof's Last Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
3. Blackhoof's Last Home Marker
View of the backside of the historical marker in the right foreground and in the distant background a view of the cemetery where both Blackhoof's Memorial and Blackhoof's grave are located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,181 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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