Bellfontaine in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Oldest Concrete Street in America
America's first concrete streets were those which surrounded this court house. Concrete was first used in 1891 to provide an 8-foot strip along Main Street where horses were hitched. Two years later Court Avenue was paved with concrete made from native marl supplied by the Buckeye Cement Company, 8 miles to the northeast. This marker was erected in 1968 at the 75th anniversary of the paving of Court Street.
Erected 1968 by Logan County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-46.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 21.633′ N, 83° 45.576′ W. Marker is in Bellfontaine, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 68) and Court Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the SW corner of the county courthouse grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Bellefontaine OH 43311, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Bartholomew (a few steps from this marker); The First Concrete Street in America (within shouting War Savings Quota (within shouting distance of this marker); Logan County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Jacket Town (within shouting distance of this marker); First Portland Cement Concrete Street (within shouting distance of this marker); William H. West (within shouting distance of this marker).
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 917 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3, 4. submitted on August 31, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on April 8, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.