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Haydenville in Hocking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Haydenville / Haydenville Historic District

 
 
Historic Haydenville Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 1, 2009
1. Historic Haydenville Marker (Side A)
Inscription.
Side A:
Historic Haydenville
Originally known as Hocking Furnace, Haydenville was founded by and named for Columbus industrialist Peter Hayden (1806-1888), who energetically developed the coal, iron, sandstone, and fire clay deposits found in abundance in this area. Here he operated an iron furnace, coal mines and sandstone quarries, shipping products on the Hocking Canal and, later, the Hocking Valley Railroad he helped build. The incorporation of the Haydenville Mining and Manufacturing Company in 1882 initiated the manufacture of brick and ceramic tile from fire clay. Business boomed in the late 19th century as cities paved their streets with brick and fireproof construction became popular in the wake of widely publicized and tragic fires.

Side B:
Haydenville Historic District

Architecturally unique in Ohio, Haydenville was built in several phases using its own readily available clay products. The buildings and houses incorporate a variety of different bricks, blocks, and tiles, making the entire town a catalog of the company's products. The brick homes on the east side of town date to the 1870s, while most the tile block homes were built in the 1880s and 1890s. Many boast imaginative details using sewer pipe, silo tiles, and paving blocks. Haydenville
Haydenville Historic District Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 1, 2009
2. Haydenville Historic District Marker (Side B)
was sold to the National Fireproofing Company (Natco) in 1906 and remained company-owned until 1964, making it the last company town in Ohio. The Haydenville Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Haydenville Preservation Committee, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-37.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.687′ N, 82° 19.527′ W. Marker is in Haydenville, Ohio, in Hocking County. Marker is on Haydenville Road 0.1 miles north of Wandling Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in front of the Haydenville Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Haydenville OH 43127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Site of Lord Dunmore (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hocking Canal Site (approx. 4.7 miles away); Hocking Valley Railway (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fort Street Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Unknown Soldier Monument
Historic Haydenville / Haydenville Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 1, 2009
3. Historic Haydenville / Haydenville Historic District Marker
House museum in background.
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Daniel Nelson (approx. 5.1 miles away); E. M. Poston (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Hocking Valley Coal Strike (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Hocking Valley Brick Industry. (Submitted on July 5, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Haydenville United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 1, 2009
4. Haydenville United Methodist Church
Made with brick and tile products made in Haydenville.
Detail from Haydenville United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 1, 2009
5. Detail from Haydenville United Methodist Church
Showing various bricks made in Haydenville.
Haydenville United Methodist Church Entry image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 1, 2009
6. Haydenville United Methodist Church Entry
Showing different bricks made in Haydenville.
Haydenville United Methodist Church Window image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 1, 2009
7. Haydenville United Methodist Church Window
Showing bricks made in Haydenville.
Haydenville United Methodist Church National Register Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 1, 2009
8. Haydenville United Methodist Church National Register Marker
Historic Haydenville / Haydenville Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob Bill, July 2, 2011
9. Historic Haydenville / Haydenville Historic District Marker
An example of the clay pipe manufactured in Haydenville under the NATCO name. This was excavated while digging approximately 4 feet below current grade for a new home near Piketon Ohio. It's likely 50+ years old.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,607 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   9. submitted on , by Bob Bill of Waverly, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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