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Bellfontaine in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Oldest Concrete Street in America

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., December 29, 2008
1. Oldest Concrete Street in America Marker
Inscription.
America's first concrete streets were those which surrounded this court house. Concrete was first used in 1891 to provide an 8-foot strip along Main Street where horses were hitched. Two years later Court Avenue was paved with concrete made from native marl supplied by the Buckeye Cement Company, 8 miles to the northeast. This marker was erected in 1968 at the 75th anniversary of the paving of Court Street.
 
Erected 1968 by Logan County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-46.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 21.633′ N, 83° 45.576′ W. Marker is in Bellfontaine, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 68) and Court Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at the SW corner of the county courthouse grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Bellefontaine OH 43311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Bartholomew (a few steps from this marker); War Savings Quota (within shouting distance of this marker);
Oldest Concrete Street in America Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 29, 2008
2. Oldest Concrete Street in America Marker
At left. George Bartholomew statue and marker in foreground. County courthouse in background.
Logan County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Jacket Town (within shouting distance of this marker); First Portland Cement Concrete Street (within shouting distance of this marker); William H. West (within shouting distance of this marker); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Also see . . .  Oldest Concrete Street. (Submitted on August 30, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Oldest Concrete Street in America (Court Street) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 29, 2008
3. Oldest Concrete Street in America (Court Street)
Opera House in background.
Oldest Concrete Street in America Street Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 29, 2008
4. Oldest Concrete Street in America Street Sign
Oldest Concrete Street in America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 7201
5. Oldest Concrete Street in America Marker
full view of George Bartholomew statue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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