Chronicles of Boone County

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Sonnontio

Sonnontio, or Sonhioto, usually called Lower Shawnee Town by the English traders, was located at the mouth of the Scioto River. The town was built about 1738 and was part of a large network of Shawnee villages in the Ohio valley. In 1750, the population may have been as high as 1500 people, with 100 houses north of the Ohio River and another 40 on the Kentucky side.

It was the town where Mary Ingles and her fellow captives were first taken following the Draper's Meadows Massacre in 1755.

sonnontio.txt · Last modified: 2009/06/08 13:12 by jgregory