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

The Cincinnati Hamilton Turnpike

 
 
The Cincinnati Hamilton Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 21, 2020
1. The Cincinnati Hamilton Turnpike Marker
Inscription.  Population growth in the newly settled communities of Cincinnati (1788) and Hamilton (1791) led to a call to improve the early Native American and military foot trail that connected the two settlements. The Cincinnati and Hamilton Turnpike Company was incorporated in 1817 to construct a turnpike between the two communities. With a capital-stock value of $100,000, the company set about to markedly reduce the thirty mile trip to two days travel time. From this turnpike emerged a tollgate at this site to collect tolls to pay for maintenance of the road. Blacksmith shops to tend to vehicle and horse needs and several inns to house weary travelers were also established at this site. One inn, "The Century Inn," established in 1806, continues to operate as one of Ohio's oldest.
 
Erected 2006 by Village of Glendale, Village of Woodlawn, Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 68- 31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
The Cincinnati Hamilton Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 21, 2020
2. The Cincinnati Hamilton Turnpike Marker
The Century Inn is in the background.
Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 39° 15.904′ N, 84° 28.161′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Springfield Pike (Ohio Route 4) and Congress Avenue (Ohio Route 747), on the right when traveling south on Springfield Pike. The marker is in Toll Gate Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10675 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati OH 45246, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Taken for Granite? (approx. half a mile away); Welcome to the Cotswald Overlook (approx. half a mile away); Village of Glendale (approx. 0.7 miles away); Glendale (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Children's International Summer Village (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eckstein School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tucker's Station (approx. one mile away); The Eliza House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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