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Greeneville Treaty Line / Greeneville Treaty Line in Union County

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 25, 2011
1. Greeneville Treaty Line Marker
Close-up view of the front side of this historical marker.
Inscription. [Front Side of Marker]: "Greeneville Treaty Line"

The Treaty of Greeneville created the Greeneville Treaty Line. It was the boundary between lands in the original possession of the Indians and those they ceded to the United States, which were south and east of the boundary. Major General "Mad" Anthony Wayne negotiated the treaty with the tribes his army defeated at the Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794. Leaders of 12 tribes, including Wyandots, Delawares, Shawnees, Ottawas, and Miamis, signed the Treaty of Greeneville on August 3, 1795 with General Wayne, William Henry Harrison, and other representatives of the United States. Treaties that followed Greeneville up to the Treaty with the Miamis in 1818 extinguished the various tribes' original claims and created Indian reservations on the lands northwest of the Greeneville Treaty Line, making it obsolete. (Continued on other side)

[Back Side of Marker]: "Greeneville Treaty Line in Union County"

(Continued from other side) Civil engineer and historian C.E. Sherman called the Greeneville Treaty Line "the most striking survey line in Ohio." The portion that passed through Union County began at the Tuscarawas River near Fort Laurens in what is now northern Tuscarawas County. The line ran south and west about 153 miles near
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By Dale K. Benington, June 25, 2011
2. Greeneville Treaty Line Marker
Close-up view of the map on the historical marker showing the Greeneville Treaty Line.
to what is now Fort Loramie in northwestern Shelby County. U.S. Surveyor General Rufus Putnam hired Israel Ludlow to survey the line and he completed the work in July-August 1797. In Union County, part of Treaty Line Road and all of Boundary Road follow the Greeneville Treaty Line. It also marks the boundaries between Washington and York Townships and Jackson and Claibourne Townships.
 
Erected 2010 by Washington Township Trustees, York Township Trustees, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 11-80.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 26.439′ N, 83° 28.788′ W. Marker is in West Mansfield, Ohio, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Treaty Line Road and Hoover-Moffitt Road, on the right when traveling east on Treaty Line Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the midst of a rural area, along a country road that was built atop the old Greeneville Treaty line, about midway between Bellefontaine and Marion, in northern Union county Ohio. Marker is in this post office area: West Mansfield OH 43358, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Byhalia School Veterans Memorial
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By Dale K. Benington, June 25, 2011
3. Greeneville Treaty Line in Union County Marker
Close-up view of the back side of the historical marker.
(approx. 1.6 miles away); York Center WW II Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); York Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Flatwood Schoolhouse (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hale Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Broadway Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Cheney Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); East Liberty School (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Mansfield.
 
Categories. Native AmericansPeaceSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Greeneville Treaty Line / Greeneville Treaty Line in Union County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 25, 2011
4. Greeneville Treaty Line / Greeneville Treaty Line in Union County Marker
View of historical marker looking east along Treaty Line Road.
Greeneville Treaty Line / Greeneville Treaty Line in Union County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 25, 2011
5. Greeneville Treaty Line / Greeneville Treaty Line in Union County Marker
View looking northwest, across the street from the historical marker at the street sign marking the nearby intersection.
Greeneville Treaty Line / Greeneville Treaty Line in Union County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 25, 2011
6. Greeneville Treaty Line / Greeneville Treaty Line in Union County Marker
View of the nearby street sign, showing that the historical marker is located on Treaty Line Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 28, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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