Lewistown in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Logan County, On Top of Ohio
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 has been confirmed missing. It was likely 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 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Greenville Treaty Line / Nancy Stewart Section (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); Sandy Beach Amusement Park Seneca Council House / Indian Reservation (approx. 3.8 miles away); Our Lady of Fatima Statue Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); Huntsville, Ohio Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Bickham Bridge - 1877 (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewistown.
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.)
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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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 980 times since then and 43 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.