An example of what King Opessa's Old Town may have looked like before 1700.
Oldtown was the Hunting Grounds of the Shawnee as early as the late 1600's. By 1711, it was called King Opessa's Shawanese Town, after a Lesser "King" of the Shawnee Nation settled here after leaving Eastern Pennsylvania. King Opessa was Tecumseh's Great Grandfather .
Sometime in the 1730's, Nonhelema, the Grenadier Squaw of the Clan, was born in Oldtown, as was her famous brother, Cornstalk.
Many tribes came through Oldtown, as it was a stop along the Great Warrior's Path of the Five Nations.
After the coming of the Whites, the Shawnee left their homes and settled in Ohio, where the tribe still resides.
Their spirits still linger here, and every now and then you will find something that once belonged to them, be it an Arrow or Spear Head, bits of Pottery, or just a sigh in the wind, our brothers and sisters are still on the hill overlooking present day Oldtown, where their encampment was, or, they are still lingering in their burial grounds on the next hill, wondering why the whites took their land, even their final resting place, and pushed them farther on........