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Near Bellefontaine in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gunn's Tavern / Trading Post

Logan County, On Top of Ohio

 
 
Gunn's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
1. Gunn's Tavern Marker
Inscription. North Side of Marker:Gunn's Tavern

— 500 yards west —

About 1797, John Gunn, a land agent from Canada, came to the head of McKee's Creek to start a town. His two story log house, licensed as a tavern in 1805, became the county's first hotel.

South Side of Marker:Trading Post

— 500 yards west —

In 1793, Robert Robitaille established a trading post at Zanetown. He moved to Gunn's Tavern in 1800 where he was buried. His wife, daughter of Myeerah Zane, was an Indian Princess.
 
Erected 1947 by Logan County Historical Society.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 19.704′ N, 83° 44.548′ W. Marker was near Bellefontaine, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker was at the intersection of Ludlow Road (County Route 1) and Guntown Road (County Route 29), on the right when traveling south on Ludlow Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Bellefontaine OH 43311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. McKee's Town (approx. one mile away); Myeerah Trail / Historic Logan County (approx. 1.9 miles away);
Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
2. Trading Post Marker
Wapatomica (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hull's Army (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Bellefontaine Examiner (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Home of Blue Jacket (approx. 2.3 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 2.4 miles away); George Bartholomew (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellefontaine.
 
Additional comments.
1.
I drove by the site on Easter weekend, the marker is gone. I went back 4-7-2015 to verify, found damaged/destroyed post, no sign of marker. I will be checking with the Logan County Historical Society.
    — Submitted April 8, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.

2.
Marker has been restored, and re-erected
    — Submitted September 3, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.

 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Gunn's Tavern / Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
3. Gunn's Tavern / Trading Post Marker
View looking north along Ludlow Road of the historical marker located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Ludlow and Guntown Roads.
Gunn's Tavern / Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
4. Gunn's Tavern / Trading Post Marker
View looking south along Ludlow Road of the historical marker at the intersection of Ludlow and Guntown Roads.
Gunn's Tavern / Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
5. Gunn's Tavern / Trading Post Marker
View looking west from the historical marker, along Guntown Road, of the approximate location of "Gunn's Tavern," where the Guntown Road crosses McKee's Creek, about 500 yards down the road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 997 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 27, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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