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

Hamilton Hydraulic

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. Hamilton Hydraulic Marker
Inscription.  

The privately developed Hamilton Hydraulic opened Jan. 27, 1845, providing cheap, reliable water power and starting Hamilton's era of industrial growth and diversification. Water was diverted into the hydraulic canal system from the Great Miami River north of Hamilton. The water level fell 29 feet in about five miles before returning to the river at the foot of Market Street.
 
Erected 2007 by the City of Hamilton.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 24.103′ N, 84° 33.932′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on High Street (Ohio Route 129/177) west of Monument Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is 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. Flood & Recovery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dream of Hamiltonia (within
Hamilton Hydraulic Medallion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
2. Hamilton Hydraulic Medallion
shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); Earliest Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Flatboats and Early Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); High-Main Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); French Exploration (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hamilton Hydraulic and Henry Ford. (Submitted on May 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. High-Main Street Bridge Over the Great Miami River. (Submitted on May 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Hamilton Hydraulic Marker & Medallion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
3. Hamilton Hydraulic Marker & Medallion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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