Indian Green / McKinnis-Litzenberg Farmstead

Indian Green / McKinnis-Litzenberg Farmstead (HM1RBE)

Location: Findlay, OH 45840 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 3.561', W 83° 45.858'

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Indian Green This area of western Hancock County is a part of the Maumee River Watershed known as "Indian Green." Wyandot Indians chose this area for hunting and ceremonial grounds along the Blanchard River in the 1700s because it was next to the river, yet high enough to avoid frequent flooding. One-half mile east of this location is a Liberty Township cemetery. It is located upon a sand ridge once used as a burial ground by Indians, hence the name "Indian Green."
McKinnis-Litenberg Farmstead This early Hancock County home was originally built in 1847 by Charles and Mary McKinnis, who first moved here in 1822 from Ross County, Ohio. The vernacular Greek Revival architectural style of the farmhouse is typical for northwest Ohio during this period. Owing to its remote location, the pine frame constructed English three-bay barn, reconstructed in the 1990s, and clapboard-sided farmhouse served many of the needs for the family and livestock. This farmstead was donated to the Hancock Park District in 1985 for historic preservation and educational purposes.
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HM NumberHM1RBE
Marker Number19-32
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Guild of Hancock County, Hancock Park District, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 267714 N 4549027
Decimal Degrees41.05935000, -83.76430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 3.561', W 83° 45.858'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 3' 33.66" N, 83° 45' 51.48" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6000-6076 US-224, Findlay OH 45840, US
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