Its name comes from the Delaware Indian language and has been translated as “union of waters” or “black bear crossing”.
Fifty Four year ago a stone mound was opened on a hilltop near the Colonel’s house. A rock pile eighteen feet square and five feet deep, composed of sandstone layers, was removed, revealing a sepulcher floored with a large flat sandstone, and walled with sandstone slabs. On the floor lay part of a skull, a thigh bone, teeth and a few other fragments of skeleton. The thigh bone indicated the dead to have been of unusual height,
more than seven feet.
In addition a “plum-bob” is similar to those in the Scioto Valley.
- Centennial History of Coshocton, County, Ohio 1909. “unusual height, more than seven feet.”
- Centennial History of Coshocton, County, Ohio 1909. ‘a skull and thigh exceptionally large.”
- Centennial History of Coshocton, County, Ohio 1909.a skeleton 7 feet long and a few relics.
- A tradition of Giants, Ross Hamilton: *footnote 88 Taken from Howe’s Historical Collections of Ohio. book one, p. 982) originally “Pre-Historic Evidence In Linton Township” [PM]*footnote 227 The Newark Advocate, Tuesday, March 19, 1907
- History of Coshocton County, Ohio. Its Past and Present, 1740 – 1881. by Albert Adams Grahams, 1881 pg 603.
- History of Coshocton County, Ohio. Its Past and Present, 1740 – 1881. by (Second account) Albert Adams Grahams, 1881 pg 603.
- History of Coshocton County, Ohio. Its Past and Present, by Albert Adams Grahams, 1881 pg 54
- Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Volume 44, 1927 pg 509.
- Twelfth Annual Report, 1894 (page 458) .By Little and Collins. A stone box grave with a seven foot skeleton was found. GIANTS ON RECORD, Americas Hidden History, Secrets in the Mounds and the Smithsonian Files. page 249.
Notice that there are numerous accounts in this one county. Truth is its probably not exhausted. For skeptics, this is a bigger problem if your failed Worldview doesn’t allow for giants. ~Chris L Lesley