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

Manary Blockhouse

 
 
Manary Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Manary Blockhouse Marker
Inscription.
Site of
Manary Blockhouse
Delaware Village
Bukongehelas

Erected by
Logan Co. Historical Soc.


 
Erected by the Logan County Historical Society.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 23.86′ N, 83° 48.08′ W. Marker was near Bellefontaine, Ohio, in Logan County. Touch for map. I am not certain as to where the exact location of this historic marker was, but my impression is that it was on the grounds of what used to be the Logan County old folks home, and what is today a residential facility for the aged called Logan Acres. 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. Hull's Army in 1812 ( a few steps from this marker); Manary House ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Bellefontaine Airport Pylon ( approx. 2.1 miles away); Huntsville, Ohio Veterans Memorial ( approx. 2.3 miles away); Harmon Field ( approx. 2.9 miles away); Blair Casey Park ( approx. 2.9 miles away); Lewis R. Ratleff Park ( approx. 3.1 miles away); Powell Park, the Old Burial Ground ( approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellefontaine.
 
More about this marker.
Manary Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 3, 2012
2. Manary Blockhouse Marker
View of the damaged historical marker that was once affixed to a boulder, but is currently being stored in the basement of the Logan County Museum, in Bellefontaine, Ohio.
In a recent posting submitted June 20, 2012, by the Rev. Ronald Irick of Bellefontaine, Ohio, regarding the "Manary House" marker page, he shared the following comments concerning the featured historic marker: "Ohio Historical Society records report a boulder with plaque marking 'Bokengahelis Town'. This boulder is lost, but the plaque has been found in the basement of the museum in Bellefontaine. Period documents (1812) confirm that Manary was instructed to build this blockhouse on the site of Bokenahelis Town. The site of both the blockhouse and the boulder have been verified by myself, and a member of the McPherson family. The Manary House is mentioned multiple times in period (1812) reports and diaries. There were two blockhouses, a trading post, multiple springs, an ancient junction of three trails, and a very early church; ALL at this site.(just south of the Greenville Treaty Line)."
 
Additional comments.
1. Manary Blockhouse marker
On August 3, 2012, while visiting the Logan County Historical Museum in Bellefontaine, Ohio, I learned that the Manary Blockhouse marker is currently in storage in the basement of the Logan County Historical Museum, awaiting repairs and eventual remounting.
    — Submitted August 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington
Logan County Historical Society Museum image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 3, 2012
3. Logan County Historical Society Museum
View of the Logan County Historical Society Museum where the marker for the "Manary Blockhouse" is currently being stored in the basement.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 25, 2012.   2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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