Indian Green / McKinnis-Litzenberg Farmstead
This area of western Hancock County is a part of the Maumee River Watershed known as "Indian Green." Wyandot Indians chose this area for hunting and ceremonial grounds along the Blanchard River in the 1700s because it was next to the river, yet high enough to avoid frequent flooding. One-half mile east of this location is a Liberty Township cemetery. It is located upon a sand ridge once used as a burial ground by Indians, hence the name "Indian Green."
This early Hancock County home was originally built in 1847 by Charles and Mary McKinnis, who first moved here in 1822 from Ross County, Ohio. The vernacular Greek Revival architectural style of the farmhouse is typical for northwest Ohio during this period. Owing to its remote location, the pine frame constructed English three-bay barn, reconstructed in the 1990s, and clapboard-sided farmhouse served many of the needs for the family and livestock. This farmstead was donated to the Hancock Park District in 1985 for historic preservation and educational purposes.
Erected 2009 by Historic Preservation Guild of Hancock County, Hancock Park District, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 19-32.)
Marker series. This
Location. 41° 3.561′ N, 83° 45.858′ W. Marker is near Findlay, Ohio, in Hancock County. Marker is on U.S. 224. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Findlay OH 45840, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Village of McComb (approx. 3.4 miles away); St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); McComb First Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); McComb Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); McComb (approx. 3.8 miles away); William Bensinger and John R. Porter (approx. 3.8 miles away); World War I and II Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Great Karg Gas Well January 20 1886 (approx. 5.8 miles away).
Categories. • Agriculture • Anthropology • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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