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Troy in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Overfield Tavern

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2008
1. Overfield Tavern Marker
Inscription. Benjamin Overfield (1774-1831), son of a Revolutionary War soldier, opened his tavern in this log house on September 13, 1808. Never moved, it is the oldest surviving building in Troy. The tavern provided food, lodging and space for business and social gatherings. Overfield agreed to let the county use a room on the second floor of the building as a temporary courtroom. Behind the tavern, Benjamin built a small log cabin that was home to his family. He prospered here until 1825 when he moved to the Public Square. Today's structure includes the tavern, the cabin, and later additions. Used as a dwelling from 1825 until 1948, the building now houses the Overfield Tavern Museum. Benjamin Overfield and his first wife Mary are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.
 
Erected 2007 by Troy Foundation, Miami Co. Foundation, Miami County Milestones Committee, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 15-55.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.404′ N, 84° 12.09′ W. Marker is in Troy, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and North Walnut Street, on the left when traveling east
Overfield Tavern and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2008
2. Overfield Tavern and Marker
on Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 East Water Street, Troy OH 45373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Engine Storage Location (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Courthouses and Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sheriff’s House and Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); LFWB&G Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miami County War Quota Plaque (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery 1849 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Overfield Tavern Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2008
3. Overfield Tavern Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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