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Near Piqua in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lockington Dam

One of the Five Miami Conservancy Dams

 

—Result of the 1913 Flood —

 
Lockington Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 3, 2016
1. Lockington Dam Marker
Close up, marker at east end of dam
Inscription. The dams of the Miami Conservancy District are for Flood Prevention Purposes their use for power development or for storage would be a menace to the cities below.

Lockington one of five dams built by the Miami Conservancy District for flood control in the Miami Valley completed 1921 height 78 ft. length 6400 ft. width at base 415 ft.
 
Erected 1921 by Miami Conservancy District.
 
Location. 40° 12.846′ N, 84° 14.639′ W. Marker is near Piqua, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lockington Dam road (County Route 220) and Kaiser Road (County Route 177). Click for map. Marker is at the top of the bridge section of the dam. This was formerly a public road, but has been closed for safety reasons. It is accessible by hiking trails from Kaiser Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9997 Lockington Dam Rd, Piqua OH 45356, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lockington Locks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Johnston Barn (approx. 2.6 miles away); Battle of Pickawillany (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pickawillany

Lockington Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 3, 2016
2. Lockington Dam Marker
Close up of plaque on bridge section of dam.
(approx. 2.6 miles away); John Johnston (approx. 2.6 miles away); In Commemoration of the 94th & 110th Reg’s. O.V.I. (approx. 2.6 miles away); Public History Movement (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Brick House (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Piqua.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsDisastersEnvironmentMan-Made Features
 
Lockington Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 3, 2016
3. Lockington Dam Marker
Looking west across the top of the dam, at the bridge section; 1921 date at left, plaque at right
Lockington Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 3, 2016
4. Lockington Dam Marker
View into the park area from old Rd 220 off Kaiser Road
Lockington Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 3, 2016
5. Lockington Dam Marker
South face of the dam, as seen from the spillway at Kaiser Road. The marker is at the top center of the concrete bridge portion of the dam.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 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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