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

Mad River Road /

Road from Cunningham’s to Mad River

 
 
Mad River Road / Road from Cunningham’s to Mad River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 29, 2014
1. Mad River Road / Road from Cunningham’s to Mad River Marker
close up, showing text of side A- "Mad River Road'
Inscription.
Side A

The first overland route between Dayton and Cincinnati was cut by Daniel Cooper in 1795 to provide access to the new town of Dayton, located at the mouth of the Mad River in the Symmes Purchase. The survey, entered into the record by Cooper and Dr. John Hole, extended Harmer's Trace north from near Cunningham's Station on the Mill Creek to the mouth of the Mad River, establishing the earliest road between Cincinnati and Dayton. This five-mile segment between David Road and State Route 725 is the last remaining traceable portion retaining this name. Cooper, a miller, was instrumental in the early settlement of Dayton, and Dr. Hole, the first physician in Montgomery County, established his cabin in 1796 on this part of Mad River Road.

Side B

Be it remembered that pursuant to an order of Court to Daniel Cooper, Daniel Griffing and John Hole on a petition of more than twelve citizens of the County aforesaid, the following survey of a road in the said County was made and reported, to wit, Beginning at Cunningham's Station, thence along the old road four miles and a half, thence North eleven miles, thence North twenty five degrees East thirteen miles; thence North forty degrees East three miles and a quarter, thence North three miles and a half, thence North ten degrees West one mile and a quarter
Mad River Road / Road from Cunningham’s to Mad River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 29, 2014
2. Mad River Road / Road from Cunningham’s to Mad River Marker
close up, showing text of Side B- "Road from Cunningham's to Mad River"
to the road leading from Hamilton to Dayton; thence along said road two miles and a quarter to Dayton town, at the mouth of Mad river, the whole distance being thirty eight miles and three fourths of a mile. (1797 Survey for part of Mad River Road recorded in the Hamilton County Road Book B-1)
 
Erected 2001 by the Ohio BiCentennial Commission the Longaberger Company. (Marker Number 2- 57.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 40.775′ N, 84° 10.255′ W. Marker is in Kettering, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Mad River Road. Click for map. marker is located in the edge of David Cemetery on Mad River Road, just south of West David Road, off Far Hills Avenue (St Rt 48). Marker is at or near this postal address: 4600 Mad River Rd., Dayton OH 45429, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cassano’s Pizza King® (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Wright Seaplane Base (approx. 3.2 miles away but has been reported missing); The Wright Seaplane Base / Wright Model G "Aeroboat"
Mad River Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 29, 2014
3. Mad River Road Marker
full view of Mad River side, road in back ground
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Col. Robert Patterson (approx. 3.4 miles away); Woody's Market (approx. 3.7 miles away); Washington Presbyterian Church Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Newcom Tavern (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Identical Marker, located at 7869 Mad River Rd., Dayton, Ohio
39.636872 N 84.216769 W
 
Additional comments.
1. two markers
there are indeed TWO markers. The other is referenced as nearby. Both are coded with the same number. Both are OHS bronze markers.
    — Submitted February 24, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.

 
Additional keywords. Number 2 of two identical markers
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Mad River Road / Road from Cunningham’s to Mad River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 29, 2014
4. Mad River Road / Road from Cunningham’s to Mad River Marker
setting, marker can be seen in the distance
Mad River Road / Road from Cunningham’s to Mad River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 29, 2014
5. Mad River Road / Road from Cunningham’s to Mad River Marker
other side of marker
Mad River Road at David Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 29, 2014
6. Mad River Road at David Cemetery
sign post at cemetery entrance
Mad River Road / Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, February 24, 2015
7. Mad River Road / Marker
the other identical marker; 3.8 miles south, near the Dayton Mall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   7. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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