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

Council House

Logan County, On Top of Ohio

 
 
Council House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
1. Council House Marker
View of the south side of the historical marker.
Inscription. [South Side of Marker]
The Maumee Rapids Treaty of Sept. 29, 1817 granted the Shawnee and Seneca Indians a reservation of 40,300 acres surrounding this point. Here they lived until removed to the West in 1832.

[North Side of Marker]
A few feet South stood the log Indian Council House. "Capt. John Lewis," Shawnee Chief, for whom the village was named, lived 800 feet southeast, with Polly Keyser his captive white drudge.
 
Erected 1947 by Logan County Historical Society.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 25.274′ N, 83° 53.018′ W. Marker was in Lewistown, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker was on Main Street (County Route 91) south of Council Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Lewistown OH 43333, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Greenville Treaty Line / Nancy Stewart Section (was approx. 1.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); St. Mary of the Woods Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Indian Lake Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Miami- Erie Canal / Lewistown Reservoir
Council House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
2. Council House Marker
View of the north side of the historical marker.
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Interurban Transportation (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sandy Beach and the Big Band Era (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sandy Beach Amusement Park (approx. 3.6 miles away); Boats of Indian Lake (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Salvage Investigations at the Wapaughkonetta Shawnee Council House Site. This is a link to information on Shawnee Council House Sites provided by Murray State University. (Submitted on September 20, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Lewistown Council House
Dear Mr. Bennington, I have recently found a website with a picture of the Council House, also, there is a good description in Memoirs of the Miami Valley Vol. I pg 281. It all makes perfect sense. I'm not sure how to attach a copy of the picture.
    — Submitted September 7, 2013, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.

 
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Council House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
3. Council House Marker
View of historical marker looking south along County Road 91.
Council House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
4. Council House Marker
View of historical marker looking north along County Road 91 (Main Street), with downtown Lewistown in the background.
Council House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
5. Council House Marker
View of historical marker along County Road 91, on the southern edge of the village of Lewistown.
Lewistown Council House image. Click for full size.
By Old Post Card
6. Lewistown Council House
Council House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 21, 2015
7. Council House Marker
marker is now missing
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,000 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on July 22, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 27, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on September 7, 2013, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   7. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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