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Near Fort Loramie in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Greenville Treaty Line

the Starting Point

 

—the Big Sycamore Tree on Loramie Creek —

 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 28, 2014
1. Greenville Treaty Line Marker
the starting point of Israel Ludlow's survey. The beginning of the random line east.
Inscription. on June 18, 1797 from a sycamore tree near the fork of Loramie Creek, Israel Ludlow surveyed a random line east 130.6 miles to the Muskingum River. On August 3, 1799, a short distance east of this spot, Ludlow commenced the Greenville Treaty Line west 21.6 miles to Ft. Recovery, (set 2014)
 
Erected 2014 by Fort Loramie Historical Society Shelby County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 20.672′ N, 84° 22.866′ W. Marker is near Fort Loramie, Ohio, in Shelby County. Touch for map. marker is in deep woods, along Loramie Creek at Mile creek, Access is on private farm lanes and pastures at the Ken Gigandet farm, 2638 St Rt 705 just west of Fort Loramie. Farm road runs south off of the state highway between a corn field and the farm buildings. It turns east then back south to a woodline along the creek bank. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2638 St Rt 705, Fort Loramie OH 45845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miami Erie Canal Mile Stone (approx. half a mile away); Miami and Erie Canal (approx. half a mile away); Greene Ville Treaty Line (approx. half a mile away); Fort Loramie Veterans Monument
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 28, 2014
2. Greenville Treaty Line Marker
site of the Big Sycamore. Area cleared and landscaped by Boy Scout Troop 355, and Cub Scout Pack 355.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Loramie / The Indian Wars, 1790- 1795 (was approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Cholera Marker (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Crescent Theater (approx. 3.4 miles away); Minster's Origins (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Loramie.
 
More about this marker. At this point, the marker is on private property, but Boy Scout Troop 355, and Cub Scout Pack 355 have cleared a path, and landscaped the area. I can only assume that some type of easement will be provided in the future.
 
Also see . . .  Greenville Treaty Line - Markers already in HMDB::. (Submitted on September 30, 2014.)
 
Additional keywords. Israel Ludlow
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Greenville Treaty Line Starting Point image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 28, 2014
3. Greenville Treaty Line Starting Point
marker is covered with the flag of the Village of Fort Loramie. The crest contains a powder horn, a tomahawk, and a peace pipe. This is moments before the dedication.
Greenville Treaty Line Map image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 28, 2014
4. Greenville Treaty Line Map
James Williams' map, showing much of Israel Ludlow's work.
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 28, 2014
5. Greenville Treaty Line
the treaty Line, marked, crossing Loramie Creek, eastbound
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 28, 2014
6. Greenville Treaty Line
As part of the dedication celebration, the Greenville Treaty Line was marked through the streets of Fort Loramie.
Greenville Treaty Line through the streets of Fort Loramie image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 28, 2014
7. Greenville Treaty Line through the streets of Fort Loramie
Marker Dedication Ceremony image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 28, 2014
8. Marker Dedication Ceremony
"Pioneer" surveyor, James Williams, speaking before the dedication
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 28, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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