Simon Kenton - Urbana, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 40° 06.494 W 083° 45.098
17T E 265477 N 4443399
Quick Description: Simon Kenton, born Apr. 3, 1755, in Fauquier County, VA. He had no opportunity to go to school. At the age of sixteen, Kenton became involved in a fight involving a woman. Believing he had killed a man, he fled to Ohio where he changed his name.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 12/29/2013 8:34:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMJTDW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:

County of marker: Champaign County
Location of marker: Mounted on bldg., in an alley, just Scioto St., Urbana
Dater Marker erected: 1950
Marker erected by: Ohio Association of Historical Commission
Marker Text:

1755   SIMON KENTON   1836
In Oakdale Cemetery, one mile east is the grave and monument of Simon Kenton, pioneer, soldier, Indian scout; also, "The Indian Hunter," by J.Q.A. Ward, noted sculptor and native of Urbana, now marking his grave.

If you wish to read more about the man who fought with George Rogers Clark:
Small Town Gems Wikipedia Ohio History Central

Group that erected the marker: Ohio Association of Historical Commission

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
132 Scioto St.,
in alley attached to bldg.
Urbana, OH USA
43078


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