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

Tadmor - Taylorsville

The Historic National Road in Ohio

 
 
Tadmor - Taylorsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
1. Tadmor - Taylorsville Marker
Inscription. In the early 19th century, the small community of Tadmor found itself in a most enviable position- it was strategically located at the intersection of the National Road, the Great Miami River, the Miami and Erie Canal, and the Dayton and Michigan Railroad. The town was hopeful that it would grow and prosper as a transportation hub. As the 20th century approached, river and canal traffic declined in favor of the road and railroad, and successive floods on the Miami River stifled growth.

The catastrophic 1913 flood resulted in the in the construction of a series of flood control dams on the Miami River. Tadmor was finally abandoned when the Miami Conservancy constructed the Taylorsville Dam nearby, routing the National Road across the top of the dam.
 
Erected 2010 by Five Rivers Metro Park.
 
Location. 39° 52.635′ N, 84° 10.163′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Old National Road (U.S. 40) and South Cassels Road, on the right when traveling west on Old National Road. Click for map. Marker is at the parking lot/picnic area trail head off South Cassel Road, north of the dam. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4697 E National Rd, Vandalia OH 45377, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Tadmor - Taylorsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
2. Tadmor - Taylorsville Marker
Full view of marker, on the Great Miami River Recreational Trail
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Taylorsville (approx. half a mile away); The Village of Tadmor / The National Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Crossroads of America (approx. 1.9 miles away); Phoneton (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Phoneton (approx. 2.5 miles away); Joseph Calvin Paul Memorial Boulevard (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Old National Road (approx. 4.8 miles away); Englewood Dam (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Additional keywords. Old National Road, Miami and Erie Canal, the Miami Consercancy
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Tadmor - Taylorsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
3. Tadmor - Taylorsville Marker
Marker can be seen at a distance; looking west across the picnic area
Tadmor - Taylorsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
4. Tadmor - Taylorsville Marker
As the trail heads north out of the trailhead, Tadmor is indicated as a site to see.
Tadmor - Taylorsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
5. Tadmor - Taylorsville Marker
Pictures on the marker, including the Old National Road covered bridge
Tadmor - Taylorsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
6. Tadmor - Taylorsville Marker
Locomotive picture on the marker; river, canal, road, railroad all crossed at Tadmor
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 103 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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 August 8, 2016.
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