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

Woodsdale

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 21, 2018
1. Woodsdale Marker
Inscription. This hamlet, located one mile southwest from here, was never platted, but was named after William Woods, president of the three-story brick Woodsdale paper mill constructed in 1867. Flanking the mill were the company office and store and several workers' houses. Previous to this, the area flourished from the presence of two grist mills on the Great Miami River and from the Miami & Erie Canal. Additional enterprises such as a stone quarry, ice cutting company, and grain elevator operated here during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Woodsdale was also known for the Woodsdale Island Amusement Park and the LC&D Railroad depot. The park, established on an island between the Miami & Erie Canal and the Great Miami River in 1891, was the site of picnics, political rallies, a large dance hall, and amusement rides--including a beautiful swan boat. The great flood of 1913 completely destroyed the park.
 
Erected 1997 by Trenton Historical Society, CINERGY, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number OHS 6- 9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 26.599′ N, 84° 27.65′ W. Marker is in Woodsdale,
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 21, 2018
2. Woodsdale Marker
Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on Woodsdale Road (County Route 150), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at the front entrance to Chrisholm MetroPark Farmstead. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton OH 45067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chrisholm (here, next to this marker); The Amish Mennonite Settlement (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Busenbark / Dr. Charles F. Richter (approx. 2 miles away); The Village of Trenton / The Elk Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Founder's Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Miami Canal (approx. 2.6 miles away); Road of Remembrance (approx. 2.9 miles away); Village of Miltonville (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodsdale.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers
 
Woodsdale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 21, 2018
3. Woodsdale Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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