Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
Chillicothe was the name of where the Shawnee tribe lived. Which moved around so there is no one Chillicothe. Old Chillicothe is also called Old Town which is on SR 68 north out of Xenia. It's also close to where Simon Kenton ran the gauntlet.
Tecumseh's birth site is not known for sure. A plaque on State Route 68, south of Old Town and Goes Station in Greene County, says Tecumseh was born in the Shawnee Village at Old Chillicothe (now Old Town). Some historians believe he was born in the Shawnee Pickaway settlement on the Mad River, west of present day Springfield. All agree, however, that Tecumseh was born in 1768, just as a meteorite shower lit the night sky. The spiritual Shawnee considered this an auspicious sign and he was named Tecumseh, Flight of the Panther, the Shawnee name for meteorite showers.
iirc, the last time I was through there, there was also some sort of a marker in a little roadside park on the right as you were going north, but my brain is full of holes, so I could be wrong. The site that was said to be Old Chillicothe was a cornfield at that point.
I kind of doubt anyone can really point to a spot and say, "This is where Tecumseh was born" with any real accuracy. The Shawnee didn't set up a lot of historical marker signs back then.
But I think Heath was thinking of the outdoor dramas.
On another note, why are UFOs always seen near AF bases? hmmmm....