Big Bottom massacre (January 2, 1791)

Big Bottom massacre (January 2, 1791)
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By kjfitz @ 2010-12-05 10:43:32
The Big Bottom massacre occurred on January 2, 1791, near present-day Stockport in Morgan County, Ohio, United States. Delaware and Wyandot Indians surprised a new settlement on the Muskingum River, stormed the blockhouse and killed eleven men, one woman, and two children. Three settlers were captured while four others escaped into the woods.

The Ohio Company of Associates acted immediately after this to provide greater protection for settlers.

The Ohio Historical Society manages the three acre Big Bottom Park site. In addition to the markers noted below, the site features a twelve-foot marble obelisk, picnic tables and information signs about the site's history.


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