Logan's Speech

Logan's Speech (HM14HE)

Location: Kingston, OH 45644 Pickaway County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 30.554', W 82° 57.333'

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[Text on top front of marker]:

Logan's Elm
Height of tree 104 Ft., Spread 154 Ft.,
Circumference of Body 23 Ft.

[Text on bottom front of marker]:

Logan's Speech

"I appeal to any white man to say if ever he entered Logan's Cabin hungry and he gave him not meat; if ever he came cold and naked and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long and bloody war, Logan remained idle in his cabin, an advocate for peace. Such was my love for the whites that my countrymen pointed as they passed and said, 'Logan is the friend of white men.' I had even thought to live with you but for the injuries of one man. Colonel Cresap, the last spring in cold blood and unprovoked murdered all the relatives of Logan; not sparing even his women and children. There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it. I have killed many. I have fully glutted my vengeance. For my country I rejoice at the beams of peace. Do not harbor the thought that mine is the joy of fear. Logan never felt fear. He will not turn on his heel to save his life. Who is there to mourn for Logan? Not One."

[Text on backside of marker]:


Beside the spring then flowing beneath this majestic elm of the centuries in 1774, Logan, the chief of the Mingoes and friend of the whites, here delivered his oration upon the occasion of the signing of the treaty of peace between the chiefs of the Northwestern Indian tribes and the Virginia Militia; a treaty following the Battle of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. An oration unequalled for eloquence, lofty sentiment, solemn truth and poignant sorrow. This treaty opened the Northwest Territory to settlement.

This tribute to Logan was erected in 1919 by the descendants descendants of the pioneers of this community — a tribute from civilization to a noble man of a savage race.
HM NumberHM14HE
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed1919
Placed ByThe Descendants of the Pioneers of this Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:17pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 331879 N 4375114
Decimal Degrees39.50923333, -82.95555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 30.554', W 82° 57.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 30' 33.24" N, 82° 57' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29201 Township Hwy 52, Kingston OH 45644, US
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