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This monument marks the location of the historic Simon Kenton Trail which extended from the Winchester Trail, now state route 72, due west to Old Chillicothe. This was the campsite of General Benjamin Logan's army of Kentucky pioneers in 1786. Here, on what is now Wolford Road, they camped for one night on their march to attack the Shawnee Indians at Old Chillicothe. A few rods west of this monument flows Caesar's Creek which gained its name from an incident at this campsite. Caesar, a colored servant of one of Logan's staff officers, escaped during the night, crossed the creek and warned off the Indians.


Greene County, Ohio