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Near Vandalia in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Miami Conservancy District

 
 
The Miami Conservancy District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 28, 2016
1. The Miami Conservancy District Marker
Inscription.  The Miami Conservancy District is a public corporation established following the passage of the Conservancy Act of Ohio in 1914. After the 1913 flood inundated the Miami Valley, local citizens were determined to avoid such a disaster in the future. They initiated the drive for a successful flood control plan, and assumed the total construction and maintenance costs without state or federal aid. Englewood Dam is the largest of five dams built through this project. In 1927 the Miami Conservancy District was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
 
Erected 1974 by Montgomery County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 39° 52.536′ N, 84° 16.647′ W. Marker is near Vandalia, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of W National Rd (U.S. 40) and Aullwood Road, on
The Miami Conservancy District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 28, 2016
2. The Miami Conservancy District Marker
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the left when traveling east on W National Rd. Marker is in parking lot of Englewood Five Rivers Metroparks. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4490 West National Road, Vandalia OH 45377, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Englewood Dam (within shouting distance of this marker); Englewood (approx. 1.3 miles away); National Road US 40 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Englewood Veterans Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); St Paul Lutheran Church Dog Leg Road, Dayton (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Crossroads of America (approx. 4.2 miles away); Joseph Calvin Paul Memorial Boulevard (approx. 4˝ miles away); John Hoover (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
 
The Miami Conservancy District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 28, 2016
3. The Miami Conservancy District Marker
Marker can be seen at a distance, Englewood Dam in the background
The Miami Conservancy District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 28, 2016
4. The Miami Conservancy District Marker
Sign at parking lot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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