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Winameg, Ohio
Unincorporated community
Pike Township hall in Winameg
Pike Township hall in Winameg
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fulton
Township Pike
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 419 and 567

Winameg is an unincorporated community in Fulton County, in the U.S. state of Ohio. Pike Township maintains its government and maintenance facilities in Winameg.

Council Oak plaque, Winameg, Ohio
Council Oak historical marker in Winameg, Ohio

History

Winameg Mounds
Historical Marker for Winameg Mounds

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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