Big Bottom Massacre

Big Bottom Massacre (HMAWO)

Location: Stockport, OH 43787 Morgan County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 32.272', W 81° 46.804'

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Following the American Revolution, the new Federal government, in need of operating funds, sold millions of acres of western lands to land companies. One such company, the Ohio Company of Associates, brought settlement to Marietta in 1788. Two years later, despite warnings of Native American hostility, an association of 36 Company members moved north from Marietta to settle "Big Bottom," a large area of level land on the east side of the Muskingum River. The settlers were acquainted with Native American warfare, but even so, built an unprotected outpost. They did not complete the blockhouse, put pickets around it, or post a sentry. On January 2, 1791, a war party of 25 Delaware and Wyandot Indians from the north attacked the unsuspecting settlers, killing nine men, one woman, and two children. War raged throughout the Ohio Country until August 1794 when the tribes were defeated at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
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HM NumberHMAWO
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number11-58
Year Placed2002
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Morgan County Bicentennial Committee, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 2:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 432966 N 4376757
Decimal Degrees39.53786667, -81.78006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.272', W 81° 46.804'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 16.32" N, 81° 46' 48.24" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2311 E St Rte 266, Stockport OH 43787, US
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