The Old Blockhouse Site

The Old Blockhouse Site (HM1S56)

Location: Marion, OH 43302 Marion County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 32.912', W 83° 11.487'

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The U.S. Army built a two-story blockhouse on a nearby
hill during the War of 1812. The blockhouse was one of a
series of such structures erected along the Greenville
Treaty line to guard against Native Americans who
supported the British during the conflict. After the war,
Daniel Markley, one of Green Camp Township's first white
inhabitants, settled near the blockhouse.
In 1963, the graves of twenty-five prehistoric Glacial Kame
Indians and six white settlers were discovered near the
blockhouse site. Seventeen War of 1812 veterans and eight
others were also buried there. These bodies were
subsequently removed and reinterred at Green Camp
Cemetery. An abandoned right-of-way of the Erie Railroad,
Dayton line, also passes through the area. Prairie grasses
that once dominated parts of Marion County can still be
found in the vicinity.
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HM NumberHM1S56
Marker Number8- 51
Year Placed1999
Placed ByThe Marion County Historical Society The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 314436 N 4490949
Decimal Degrees40.54853333, -83.19145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 32.912', W 83° 11.487'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 32' 54.72" N, 83° 11' 29.22" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740, 419
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2235 OH-203, Marion OH 43302, US
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