Isaac Zane Tract

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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.

See Also


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