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Hamilton in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Earliest Industry

 
 
Earliest Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. Earliest Industry Marker
Inscription.

Mills were essential in the settlers' struggle to convert their land from a debt to an asset. Financial survival depended on access to grist mills, saw mills and carding mills - the trading complexes and community centers on the Ohio frontier. The most coveted tracts were those suitable for water-powered mills along the banks of the Great Miami River and its tributaries.
 
Erected 2007 by the City of Hamilton.
 
Location. 39° 24.103′ N, 84° 33.968′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on High Street (Ohio Route 129/177) west of Monument Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker and medallion are on the High-Main Street Bridge over the Great Miami River. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton OH 45011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. High-Main Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dream of Hamiltonia (within shouting distance of this marker); Flood & Recovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hamilton Hydraulic (within shouting distance of this marker); Flatboats and Early Trade
Earliest Industry Medallion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
2. Earliest Industry Medallion
(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Hamilton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); French Exploration (about 400 feet away); Native American Trail (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Overview of Ohio's Old Mills. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Hamilton, Ohio. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. How a Mill Operates. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. How the [Clifton, Ohio] Mill Operates. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Earliest Industry Marker & Medallion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
3. Earliest Industry Marker & Medallion
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 2 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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