Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected by Montgomery County, City of Dayton, Five Rivers MetroParks, Miami Conservancy District, et al.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
Location. 39° 45.864′ N, 84° 11.418′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from East Monument Avenue (Ohio Route 4). Marker is on a concrete column in RiverScape, Van Cleve Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton OH 45402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Cleve Park (here, next to this marker); The Great Dayton Flood of 1913 / And The Rivers Flowed Through The City (here, next to this marker); Benjamin Van Cleve (a few steps from this marker); John Van Cleve (within shouting distance of this marker); 1905 Wright Flyer III (within shouting distance of this marker); The Birth of Aviation (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles F. Kettering (within shouting distance of this marker); "The History of the World is the Biography of Great Men" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
1. When It Was The Jail
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Website has a short statement regarding the jail at the Newcom Tavern:
“In 1803, an election was held and George Newcombe was elected the first Montgomery County Sheriff. His office was in a tavern, so he met his need for a jail by lowering prisoners into a dry well with a rope and by chaining prisoners to a corncrib.”
— Submitted July 19, 2009.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 984 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.