War Council of 1812

War Council of 1812 (HM1JMQ)

Location: Urbana, OH 43078 Champaign County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 6.677', W 83° 44.939'

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Old Grave Yard

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War Council of 1812
To confirm that the Treaty of Greenville would be upheld, Ohio
Governor Return J. Meigs called a council with Native Americans
June 6-9, 1812. He sought approval to cross native land when
marching to Canada and to ensure their alliance with the United
States against the British. Among the tribes and chiefs credited
for attending were the Shawnee (Black Hoof, Captain Lewis),
Wyandot (Tarhe, Roundhead), Seneca (Civil John), and Mingo.
General William Hull, Colonels MacArthur, Cass, and Findley, the
Wyandot interpreter Isaac Zane, and Simon Kenton are also thought
to have attended. Blockhouses were erected along Hull's Trace for
storage and the protection of local settlers. The actual location
of this gathering was on the rise about 100 yards southwest of
the Old Grave Yard.

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Old Grave Yard
In 1805, a burial ground was dedicated to Champaign County at the
intersection of Ward and Kenton Streets, which was then at Urbana's
town limits. It remained open until 1856. Among those interred there
was Elizabeth Kenton, eight-year-old daughter of Simon Kenton. When
she died in 1810, Kenton, the county jailer, was forbidden from
crossing out of the town limits due to his unpaid debts. After
following the funeral procession as far as he could, he watched
Elizabeth's burial from across the street. Also buried there were un-
known soldiers from the War of 1812; Captain Arthur Thomas and son,
who were killed by Native Americans in August 1813; four Bell children,
who died in the tornado of March 22, 1830; and numerous early settlers
of Champaign County. Many, but not all, were reinterred and rest in
Oak Dale Cemetery.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number34- 11
Year Placed2014
Placed ByWalter and Smith Funeral Home Champaign County Historical Society the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 9:07am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 265713 N 4443731
Decimal Degrees40.11128333, -83.74898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 6.677', W 83° 44.939'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 6' 40.6200" N, 83° 44' 56.3400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 421 N Kenton St, Urbana OH 43078, US
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