Chief White EyesIn the early 1770s, Chief White Eyes (Koquechagachton) of the Delaware tribe founded White Eyes Town approximately two miles southeast of this marker on a plain near present day West Lafayette. A friend of the Moravian leader David Zeisberger, White Eyes was an ardent supporter of Moravian missionary efforts and kept the Delawares neutral during the American Revolutionary War. White Eyes's dream was to bring his people under the influence of Christianity. He also hoped to establish a fourteenth state for the Indian nations, which would join the other thirteen. White Eyes died at the height of his career in November 1778 near Pittsburgh. The cause of his death remains open to question.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Arrowhead District of the Boy Scouts of America, and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 436232 N 4460603|
|Decimal Degrees||40.29350000, -81.75026667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 17.61', W 81° 45.016'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 17' 36.60" N, 81° 45' 0.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||740, 330|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 73-199 Trailer Ct, Fresno OH 43824, US|
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