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Near Batavia in Clermont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lake Allyn Site

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 4, 2016
1. Lake Allyn Site Marker
Inscription.  The Clermont County Fair was held here from 1857 – 1863. In 1861, Civil War Camps Lucas and Scott were located here. In 1901 the Cincinnati, Georgetown and Portsmouth Railroad (CG&P), 1876 – 1935, constructed a ten acre lake named after the mother of the CG&P president. The lake, 1901 – 1998, and a 2000 -hp power plant, 1901 – 1922, supplied electricity for the railroad and towns along the right of way. The CG&P operated Highland Park here with boating, picnic grounds, and pavilion from 1901 – 1921. In 1921 the Cincinnati Rotary Club began operating Camp Allyn for handicapped children. In 1928 they bough the land and lake; and operated a camp for 4-H Clubs and other groups as well as handicapped children. In cooperation with the Stepping Stones Center they continue to operate the camp today.
 
Erected 2003 by Clermont County BiCentennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location.
Lake Allyn Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 4, 2016
2. Lake Allyn Site Marker
39° 4.632′ N, 84° 13.52′ W. Marker is near Batavia, Ohio, in Clermont County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Allyn Road and Olive Branch Road, on the right when traveling west on Lake Allyn Road. Maker is at the front gate of Cincinnati Rotary Club’s Camo Allyn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1414 Lake Allyn Road, Batavia OH 45103, 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. Tri-State Warbird Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); One-Room Schoolhouses (approx. 2.9 miles away); Morse House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Mt. Moriah Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Mt. Moriah Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Mt. Moriah (approx. 3.6 miles away); Stonelick Covered Bridge (approx. 4.3 miles away); Spann (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Batavia.
 
Additional keywords. Rotary Club
 
Lake Allyn Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 4, 2016
3. Lake Allyn Site Marker
Lake Allyn Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 4, 2016
4. Lake Allyn Site Marker
Gate post at the camp
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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