Hamilton in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Mills were essential in the settlers' struggle to convert their land from a debt to an asset. Financial survival depended on access to grist mills, saw mills and carding mills - the trading complexes and community centers on the Ohio frontier. The most coveted tracts were those suitable for water-powered mills along the banks of the Great Miami River and its tributaries.
Erected 2007 by the City of Hamilton.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 39° 24.103′ N, 84° 33.968′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on High Street (Ohio Route 129/177) west of Monument Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker and medallion are on the High-Main Street Bridge over the Great Miami River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton OH 45011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. High-Main Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dream of Hamiltonia Flood & Recovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hamilton Hydraulic (within shouting distance of this marker); Flatboats and Early Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Hamilton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); French Exploration (about 400 feet away); Native American Trail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
Also see . . . History of Hamilton, Ohio. Ohio History Central website entry (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.