Winameg, Ohio facts for kids
Pike Township hall in Winameg
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||419 and 567|
The community is named after a Potawatomi Indian chief, named Winameg. The chief became friends with a white pioneer. They first met under a large white oak tree that stood until 1992 in Winameg. The tree is referred to as the Council Oak. A historical plaque marks where it once stood. Chief Winameg is buried in Winameg, alongside his friend Dresden Howard. Chief Winameg and Howard are remembered in Fulton County with life-size depiction of both figures, carved from the wood of a historical tree in Winameg under which the two first met, and displayed at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio.
A post office called Winameg was established in 1856, and remained in operation until 1902.
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