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Title, side A
In Memory of Simon Kenton
Text, side A
Simon Kenton who is buried here. During the Revolutionary War he frequently served as scout under George Rogers Clark and later praised Clark for his role in saving the Kentucky settlements. Kenton's Indian captivity of 1778-79 acquainted him with the Mad River Country where he subsequently provided leadership in its development. Though a legendary frontier scout and rifleman, Kenton was never biased against the Indians.
Address
Patrick Avenue (OH-54), Oakdale Cemetery
Urbana, OH 43078
Location
N main entrance to Oakdale Cemetery on Patrick Street (OH-54) and Bodey Circle
Coordinates
Latitude: 40.102303, Longitude: -83.735564.
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