Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
was built by its first inhabitant
John Brickell 1797
Born Stewarts Crossing, Penn. 1781.
Captured by a Delaware Indian 1791.
Adopted by chief of that tribe
Whingwy Pooshies (Big Cat)who
lived on the Auglaize River.
Released by Treaty of Greenville
Became owner by purchase of
Lyne Starling and various refugee
holders of land extending from
Broad Street to Buttles Avenue.
Died a much respected man
one block north at corner
of Spring Street in 1844
Erected 1930 by the Franklin County Pioneer Association.
Location. 39° 57.843′ N, 83° 0.381′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on West Long Street (U.S. 33) west of Marconi Boulevard. Touch for map. This historic marker is a metal plaque that is affixed to a large boulder, and it is located in downtown Columbus, on the east side of the Scioto River, along the "Lower Scioto Greenway" walking trail, in a small park between the Scioto River and the Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. General John Hunt Morgan, CSA / Morgan's Escape (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Working Class Neighborhoods (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Irish in Columbus (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Federation of Labor / United Mine Workers of America (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Green, Labor Leader / The Columbus Streetcar Strike, 1910 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Celebration of Life (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scioto River Historical Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Urban Face of the Scioto River (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . .
1. John Brickell - His Captivity, etc. This is a link to a "History of Franklin County." (Submitted on September 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. John Brickell. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central, which is a product of the Ohio Historical Society (Submitted on September 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
I would like to acknowledge that John Winkler, the author of "Wabash 1791, St. Clair's defeat," was kind enough to take me on a historic marker tour, and this was one of the historic markers that
— Submitted September 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.