Isaac Zane Tract

From Ohio History Central
Revision as of 15:53, 23 May 2013 by Admin (Talk | contribs)

Isaac Zane received three square miles of Congress Lands from the federal government for his contributions during the various Indian conflicts that occurred in the Northwest Territory during the early 1790s.

Zane was born in Berkeley County, Virginia (modern-day Hardy County, West Virginia) in 1753. In 1762, a group of Wyandot Indians captured him. Zane spent most of his life, including his adulthood, residing with the Indians. He eventually married the daughter of Tarhe, a prominent Wyandot chief. Following the American Revolution, Zane assisted the American government by serving as an interpreter during various treaty negotiations. As a reward for his service, in 1795, the federal government gave Zane the three square miles of land in modern-day Logan County, Ohio. Zane's older brother was Ebenezer Zane, who plotted Zane's Trace. The town of Zanesfield, Ohio also is named for Isaac Zane.

See Also


  1. Pearson, F.B., and J.D. Harlor. Ohio History Sketches. Columbus, OH: Fred J. Heer, 1903.