George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 22 October 1770]

22. Reachd the Mingo Town abt. 29 Miles by my Computation.

Mingo Town (now Mingo Junction, Ohio) was an Indian village several miles below Steubenville, Ohio. “This was the only Indian village in 1766 on the banks of the Ohio from that place to Fort Pitt; it contained at that time 60 families” (cramer description begins Zadok Cramer. The Navigator: Containing Directions for Navigating the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers . . . and a Concise Description of their Towns, Villages, Harbours, Settlements, &c. 7th ed. Pittsburgh, 1811. description ends , 25n). Mingo Town appears on Thomas Hutchins’s 1778 map of the Ohio.

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