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Ohio Archæological and Historical Society
Publications, Volume XX

Ohio Archæological and Historical Society Publications, Volume XX [1911], Page 253 [Click for larger image]Page 253

PIPE'S CLIFF. A. J. BAUGHMAN, MANSFIELD. Pipe's Cliff is the highest point of a ledge of fragmentary rocks that for a mile or more skirt Pleasant Run Valley on the north, nine miles southeast of Mansfield, Richland county, Ohio. The cliff is named for Captain Pipe, a chief of the Monsey branch of the Delaware Indian tribe. Captain Pipe's home was at Jeromeville, on the Jerome Fork of the Mohican from 1795 to 1812 — the period between the signing of the treaty of Greenville and the war of 1812. He was last seen in these parts at the great feast at Greentown, in 1811. The meaning of that feast was not explained to the white settlers, but is now understood to have portended the War of 1812, which soon followed. The way Pipe's Cliff got its name was as follows: Round Head, an Indian warrior, married Onalaska, a sister of Captain Pipe. He, with his wife and child, were fleeing in 1781, from the Coshocton to the Sandusky country, and had encamped upon the high ledge of rocks, the highest of which is known in history as Pipe's Cliff. In pursuit of this party of Indians was a squad of troops belonging to Colonel Broadhead's expedition against the Indian villages of the forks of the Muskingum, known in history as the "Coshocton campaign." The Indians seeing the PIPE’S CLIFF.

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