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Piqua in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lock Nine Riverfront Park

Introduction and Summary

 
 
Lock Nine Riverfront Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
1. Lock Nine Riverfront Park Marker
Inscription. Lock Nine Park and the surrounding area has been the site for many of the major events in the history of Piqua and the Great Miami River Valley. As the crossroads for at least five major transportation systems, the area typifies various periods of development in Ohio and the Old Northwest. Prehistoric peoples, Native American tribes, foreign conquerors, and European-American adventurers/settlers have all crossed this site on their way to taming the original forest wilderness of the Upper Miami Valley. From prehistoric mound structures to modern super highways, the area has played a pivotal role in the historic development of the Ohio country.

The panels displayed here provide a brief encapsulation of personalities and events that led to the growth and development of the Piqua, Ohio area. The events listed on the panels concentrate on an area within a five mile radius of Lock Nine Park.
 
Erected by City of Piqua.
 
Location. 40° 8.849′ N, 84° 14.296′ W. Marker is in Piqua, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street (U.S. 36) and Spring Street, on the left when traveling west on Water Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 E. Water Street, Piqua OH 45356, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
1888 Map of Piqua, Ohio on Introductory Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
2. 1888 Map of Piqua, Ohio on Introductory Marker
Park is just north of the railroad bridge at the bend in the river.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lock Nine (a few steps from this marker); The 1913 Flood (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capt. Don Gentile (about 500 feet away); Public Square (about 500 feet away); The Mills Brothers (about 600 feet away); Piqua Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); William Moore McCullough / Civil Rights Movement in Piqua (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Piqua.
 
More about this marker. This marker introduces a series of historical markers that are mounted along a 200 foot brick wall in Lock Nine Riverfront Park.
 
Also see . . .  Lock Nine Riverfront Park web site. (Submitted on March 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsWaterways & Vessels
 
Lock Nine Riverfront Park Historical Marker Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
3. Lock Nine Riverfront Park Historical Marker Wall
Lock Nine Riverfront Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
4. Lock Nine Riverfront Park
Historical Marker Wall behind Lock 9 sign. Lock Nine Ohio Historical Marker to left of wall.
Girl Scout Landscaping Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
5. Girl Scout Landscaping Marker
This Landscaping provided by Meredith & Julia Hale for their Gold Award Project with support from Boo Law, Troops 566 & 1424, Brick Barn and Piqua Parks and Rec. October 10, 2004.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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