Grenadier Squaw Village / Cornstalk Town

Grenadier Squaw Village / Cornstalk Town (HM8UN)

Location: Circleville, OH 43113 Pickaway County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 31.852', W 82° 57.633'

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Side A:
Grenadier Squaw Village

The Grenadier Squaw Village was located between this area and Scippo Creek, upon the Pickaway Plains, the primary Shawnee settlement in Ohio. Non-hel-e-ma, born circa 1722, was the sister of the Shawnee Cornstalk and Silver Heels. Known as Grenadier Squaw because of her imposing stature, she spoke four languages, serving as peacemaker and interpreter. After the peace treaty with Lord Dunmore in 1774, and in spite of Cornstalk's murder, she remained allied with the Americans. On October 1, 1978, Non-hel-e-ma was honored with a marker in Logan Elm Park near to those for Chief Cornstalk and Chief Logan. The "Burning Ground," used as a site to burn captured prisoners at the stake, was located on the elevated hill just south of Grenadier Squaw's Village. The Council House was located slightly to the northwest.

Side B:
Cornstalk Town

Cornstalk's Town was located on the north bank of Scippo Creek, directly north of here. Cornstalk (Keigh-tugh-qua) had a commanding appearance and was known for his intellect and oration skills. As chief, Cornstalk led the Shawnees during Dunmore's War (a conflict stemming from land claims in Kentucky) at the Battle of Point Pleasant, Virginia, on October 10, 1774. The Shawnee retreated and, to avoid destruction of their villages on the Pickaway Plains, agreed to peace terms set by the Treaty of Camp Charlotte. While Cornstalk abided by the treaty, some Shawnee continued to attack white settlements. In 1777, Cornstalk traveled to the American post of Fort Randolph (Point Pleasant) to discuss the arising alliance between these Shawnee and the British and the threat to settlements in Virginia and Kentucky. As retaliation for a murder by an Indian raiding party, Chief Cornstalk and his son, Ellinipsico, were killed while at Fort Randolph.
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HM NumberHM8UN
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number7-65
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Donald Miller Family, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 4:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 331502 N 4377525
Decimal Degrees39.53086667, -82.96055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 31.852', W 82° 57.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 31' 51.12" N, 82° 57' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4034 Emerson Rd, Circleville OH 43113, US
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