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Lewisburg in Preble County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Euphemia

The Historic National Road in Ohio

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
1. Euphemia Marker
Inscription. Construction of the National Road was approaching Preble County in 1830, and the coming of the Road spurred the economic interests of local residents. John Mumma, the county surveyor, decided to purchase 158 acres of farmland for $7,900. He platted the town of Euphemia along the proposed route in May of 1839. During the first day’s ale on October 1, 1839 ten of the village lots were sold. Euphemia became a boom town with three taverns, dry goods stores, three blacksmiths, carriage shops, a clothing store, and its own post office. New housing was brick instead of timber, creating a more modern and prosperous look for the community.

Euphemia’s fortunes declined when the “Dayton Turnpike” was constructed, diverting traffic from the National Road. Meanwhile, the National Road in western Ohio remained unimproved. Petitioning by residents did result in the completion of the road to the state line, but neighboring Lewisburg acquired the railroad and annexed Euphemia in 1916.
 
Erected 2010 by The Ohio National Road Association, Inc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 51.282′ N, 84° 32.31′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, Ohio

Euphemia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
2. Euphemia Marker
Full view of marker
, in Preble County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Street (U.S. 40) and North Commerce Street (Ohio Route 503), on the right when traveling west on Cumberland Street. Click for map. marker is in front of the Lewisburg Police Department. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Cumberland Street, Lewisburg OH 45338, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to the National Road (approx. 5.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); "Battlefield Cross" (approx. 6.1 miles away); Joseph Justin Heltsley (approx. 6.1 miles away); Thomas Franklin Herkins (approx. 6.1 miles away); Camp Maple Swamp (approx. 7 miles away); William Bruce (approx. 9.3 miles away); Preble County Courthouse (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Old National Road
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Euphemia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
3. Euphemia Marker
Marker can be seen at a distance; in front of the Lewisburg Police Department
Euphemia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
4. Euphemia Marker
Map of the "Dayton Cutoff". Note signature of Andrew Jackson
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
5. Euphemia Marker
Pictures and text from the marker
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
6. Euphemia Marker
Map of Euphemia and Lewisburg
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 21 times this year. 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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