Isaac Zane Tract
Isaac Zane received three square miles of Congress Lands from the federal government for his contributions during the various conflicts between the Anglo-American settlers and Ohio's American Indian peoples 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, he was captured by a group of Wyandot. Zane spent most of his life, including his adulthood, residing with the Wyandot. 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.
- Pearson, F.B., and J.D. Harlor. Ohio History Sketches. Columbus, OH: Fred J. Heer, 1903.