Delaware in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Cornstalk's Visit and the Negotiators’ Escape
When they arrived here there were few people in the village. The negotiators did not know that Pluggy and Commander Hamilton had already met and that, in the words of William Wilson, "Pluggy had taken up the tomahawk on the side of the British."
According to William Wilson, the next day, "The Mingoes assembled together at a home belonging to a French smith (blacksmith) and began to counsel. The Frenchman overheard them and told me that they had determined to take Joseph Nicholson and myself prisoners to Detroit the next day."
That night the Mingoes came and asked the negotiators to stay on for another day. Wilson said he would be pleased to stay longer which seemed to satisfy the Mingoes.
Wilson then, "advised with the Cornstalk, and Delawares, what was the most prudent step for me to take. The Cornstalk said that they only wanted to deceive me: and he and the Delawares recommended to us to make our escape that night, and endeavor to get to Cooshocking, a Delaware Town." During the night they
Erected 2008 by TThe Delaware County Historical Society, The Kroger Company, and the National City Bank.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio, Delaware County Historical Society marker series.
Location. 40° 18.321′ N, 83° 3.74′ W. Marker is in Delaware, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker is on East Lincoln Avenue near Blymer Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is situated near the parking lot for a municipal recreational park, that is located about 4 blocks east of the intersection of Sandusky Street (the old U.S. 23) and East Lincoln Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 East Lincoln Avenue, Delaware OH 43015, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Pluggy's Town (here, next to this marker); Delaware County War on Terrorism Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delaware County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delaware County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delaware County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Legion Post 115 Veterans Memorial War Savings Stamps (approx. 0.4 miles away); Courthouse Hill / The Plum Orchard (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaware.
More about this marker. This marker is situated just north of where Lincoln Avenue ends, at the entrance to a municipal recreational park, that includes the Jack Florance Pool along with several facility buildings. The marker and municipal recreational park are wedged in between U.S. 23 and the Olentangy River.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.