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

Birthplace of Swine Improvement in America

 
 
Birthplace of Swine Improvement in America Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
1. Birthplace of Swine Improvement in America Marker
Inscription.  First Ohio Testing Station 1946
 
Erected 1961.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsEducation.
 
Location. 39° 44.2′ N, 84° 37.501′ W. Marker is in Eaton, Ohio, in Preble County. Marker can be reached from South Franklin St.. Marker is in the Preble County Fairgrounds, off South Franklin Street (Ohio Route 122), about 50 feet south of the racetrack and southwest of the grandstand. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eaton OH 45320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Van Ausdal-Donohoe House (approx. ¾ mile away); Roberts Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); Roberts Bridge / Timber Covered Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); William Bruce (approx. 0.8 miles away); Preble County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mound Hill Cemetery Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Monument at Mound Hill Cemetery
Birthplace of Swine Improvement in America Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 15, 2009
2. Birthplace of Swine Improvement in America Marker
Racetrack and grandstands in background.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Ortt's Preble County Civil War Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eaton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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