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Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cooper Park

 
 
Cooper Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 5, 2009
1. Cooper Park Marker
Inscription.
Daniel C. Cooper (1773-1818) perhaps more than any other deserves to be called the founder of Dayton. A surveyor with Israel Ludlow, Cooper settled in Dayton in the summer of 1796 and became titular owner of the town when the original proprietors defaulted. He platted the city laying out broad streets “four poles wide” and built most of the early mills. Cooper served as Dayton's first justice of the peace and as a member of the state legislature. He also donated ground for a graveyard, lots for churches, schools and public buildings, as well as the land for this park.
 
Erected 1974 by Montgomery County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 45.656′ N, 84° 11.301′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is on St. Clair Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is between 2nd and 3rd Streets, about 100 feet north of the Dayton Metro Library's Main Branch. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton OH 45402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blue Star Mothers' Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montgomery County World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montgomery County Spanish-American War Memorial
Cooper Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 5, 2009
2. Cooper Park and Marker
Looking east toward the William McKinley Memorial.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Montgomery County Civil War Memorial Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 0.2 miles away); Still on Patrol (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Justitiae Dedicata" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daytonís First Church Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dayton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Daniel Cooper. (Submitted on March 1, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Early Dayton. (Submitted on March 1, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Brief History of Dayton. (Submitted on March 1, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Cooper Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 5, 2009
3. Cooper Park and Marker
Library in background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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