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Newtown in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Blockhouse

 
 
Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 2, 2019
1. Blockhouse Marker
Inscription.  500 feet west of this marker near the big spring is the site of the the blockhouse erected by Capt. Aaron Mercer in 1792 establishing Mercersburgh later known as Newtown. First settlement in Anderson Township
 
Erected by Mariemont Chapter D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 39° 7.392′ N, 84° 21.783′ W. Marker is in Newtown, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45244, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miller - Leuser Log House (approx. 1˝ miles away); Mariemont (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Madisonville Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); Clark Stone House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cherry Tree Grove (approx. 2.8 miles away); Garard/Martin Station, 1790 (approx.
Looking West from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 2, 2019
2. Looking West from Marker
3.2 miles away); The Cincinnati Observatory (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Church / The Founder (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newtown.
 
Also see . . .  Newtown. (Submitted on May 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 146 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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