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Fort Dunlap Photo
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The Coleraine Historical Society Inc.
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Flat John Dunlap

Hey Kids

Announcing the 2024



Who is John Dunlap?

John Dunlap was a surveyor from Coleraine, Ireland. In 1790 he surveyed the land at the bend in the Great Miami River. He staked out 106 acres and oversaw the construction of the fortified settlement called Dunlap’s Station. In 1794 when Colerain became a Township, John Dunlap served as the first Clerk.


Flat John Dunlap Contest

The Coleraine Historical Society is teaming with Elementary Schools in the Township for the “Flat John Dunlap Contest”. Much like the well-known “Flat Stanley”; we are curious to see where John Dunlap will travel this Summer.


Students who attend any elementary School in Colerain Township are encouraged to color the picture and take Flat John Dunlap with you on your Summer Adventures. Participants are asked to take pictures of themselves with their Flat John Dunlap and email them to The Coleraine Historical Society at

Be sure to include Name, Age, School, Grade and phone Number


Pictures received will be displayed on Coleraine Historical Society website.

Project timeline is May 1 to August 31, 2024.

5 pictures will be randomly selected from entries and the 5 children will:

  • Receive a Restaurant Gift Card
  • Be introduced at the September Colerain Township Board of Trustees Meeting

Questions? Contact

Debby Scheid

Coleraine Historical Society    


Click on link below to print the Flat John Dunlap Contest RULES and PICTURE

Check out the travels of "Flat John Dunlap" below

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