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Overfield Tavern

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2008
1. Overfield Tavern Marker
Inscription.  Benjamin Overfield (1774-1831), son of a Revolutionary War soldier, opened his tavern in this log house on September 13, 1808. Never moved, it is the oldest surviving building in Troy. The tavern provided food, lodging and space for business and social gatherings. Overfield agreed to let the county use a room on the second floor of the building as a temporary courtroom. Behind the tavern, Benjamin built a small log cabin that was home to his family. He prospered here until 1825 when he moved to the Public Square. Today's structure includes the tavern, the cabin, and later additions. Used as a dwelling from 1825 until 1948, the building now houses the Overfield Tavern Museum. Benjamin Overfield and his first wife Mary are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.
 
Erected 2007 by Troy Foundation, Miami Co. Foundation, Miami County Milestones Committee, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 15-55.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce
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Photographed By TeamOHE, June 2, 2022
2. Overfield Tavern Marker
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Notable BuildingsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 13, 1808.
 
Location. 40° 2.404′ N, 84° 12.09′ W. Marker is in Troy, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and North Walnut Street, on the left when traveling east on Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 East Water Street, Troy OH 45373, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The John Kitchen House 1847 (within shouting distance of this marker); Engine Storage Location (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Troy Presbyterian Church (about 800 feet away); WACO History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouses and Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sheriff’s House and Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Statue Of Transportation (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Overfield Tavern and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2008
3. Overfield Tavern and Marker
Overfield Tavern Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2008
4. Overfield Tavern Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,189 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 7, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on June 5, 2022, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 17, 2022