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Bucyrus in Crawford County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Seccaium

The Battle of the Olentangy

 

—Removed, Restored, Re-Located —

 
Seccaium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
1. Seccaium Marker
close up, showing text
Inscription. On the banks on the Olentangy River, at the bend where the stream turns southwest, is the legendary site of Seccaium. This 17th century village was located on the portage to the Sandusky River, and was recognized by Indians as a neutral ground for tribal councils where claims to hunting territories could be peacefully settled and goods could be traded. In the early 20th century, the site was an amusement park on the interurban electric railway.
 
Erected 1976 by Crawford County Historical Foundation, Inc., The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-17.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 46.228′ N, 82° 53.797′ W. Marker is in Bucyrus, Ohio, in Crawford County. Marker is on Ohio Route 19, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on north side St Rt 19 0.3 mile east of Parcher Rd. (43) Marker is now located at the same site as the Olentangy Battle Monument. I believe it was originally set at “Seccaium Park”, about ¼ mile east, on the south side of the road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1749-1817 (approx.. 1775) Ohio Rt. 19, Bucyrus OH 44820, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Seccaium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
2. Seccaium Marker
full view of marker, with Olentangy Battle obelisk
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Olentangy Battle (here, next to this marker); The Underground Railroad in Crawford County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Crawford County (approx. 4.9 miles away); First Lieutenant Harry L. Martin (approx. 4.9 miles away); Our Unknown Dead (approx. 5½ miles away); Knisley Springs Farm (approx. 5.7 miles away); U.S.S. Constitution Cannon (approx. 5.9 miles away); To the Memory of Colonel Wm. Crawford (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bucyrus.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Seccaium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
3. Seccaium Marker
from the other direction
Olentangy Battle Monument image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
4. Olentangy Battle Monument
inscription on base of obelisk
Seccaium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2013
5. Seccaium Marker
Bicentennial Logo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 265 times this year. Last updated on January 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 21, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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