Near Chatham in Chatham-Kent County, Ontario — Central Canada
The Legend of the Paw Paw
—Tecumseh Parkway —
Popular attributes relates the presence of several groves of this thicket-forming understory tree along this section of the Thames River to American soldiers who carried the fruit with them from Kentucky in 1813 and discarded the seeds along their advance route as the Paw Paws were consumed.
Erected 2013 by Tecumseh Parkway.
Location. 42° 26.472′ N, 82° 8.163′ W. Marker is near Chatham, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent County. Marker is on River Line (Route 39) just east of Communication Road (Ontario Highway 40), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in a rural area, on the edge of a farmers field, in a small roadside park, on the north side of the roadway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9775 River Line, Chatham, Ontario N0P, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burning of British Ships / American Encampment (a few steps from this The Abolition Movement in British North America (approx. 5.1 kilometers away); John Brown's Convention 1858 (approx. 5.1 kilometers away); Chatham Armoury (approx. 5.5 kilometers away); Tecumseh (approx. 5.5 kilometers away); Chatham Blockhouse (approx. 5.5 kilometers away); British Encampment: Forks of the Thames (approx. 5.5 kilometers away); The Forks (approx. 5.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
Categories. • Environment • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 454 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.