“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Cloverdale in Putnam County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Samuel Myers, Sr., Grist Mill 1834-1860

The Samuel Myers, Sr., Grist Mill 1834-1860 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker, November 25, 2014
1. The Samuel Myers, Sr., Grist Mill 1834-1860 Marker
Inscription. The Samuel Myers, Sr. Grist Mill 1834-1860 After Christmas Day 1833, Samuel Myers, Sr., a native of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Margaret (Hardin), first couple wed in Putnam County, moved ito their log home on the Auglaize River west bank. Because settlers were boating their grain to mills in Brunersburg, or Piqua, Ohio, Samuel built a grist mill here on the east bank and a dam across river by 1840. These remained in operation until the 1913 flood. The sugar maple grove behind the mill became a popular picnic area, now Cascade Roadside Park.

A surveyor of Kalida, Ohio, first Putnam County government seat, builder of three miles of plank road west from Cascade to the Miami-Erie Canal in 1845 and of the first Perry Township School, school examiner and county commissioner. Samuel Myers, Sr., planned for the future.
Location. 41° 1.163′ N, 84° 17.218′ W. Marker is near Cloverdale, Ohio, in Putnam County. Marker is on Ohio Route 114 near Ohio Route 634, on the right. Click for map. Located in the roadside park. Marker is in this post office area: Cloverdale OH 45827, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home-In-The-Wilderness 1821-1870 (a few steps from this marker); Artist Emerson Burkhart (approx. 5.2 miles away); First Putnam County Government Seat / Court Houses (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 6.5 miles away); Fort Jennings (approx. 7.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Jennings (approx. 8.1 miles away); Site of Fort Brown (approx. 9.2 miles away); Fort Brown (approx. 9.2 miles away).
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 66 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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