Spring Valley in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Historic Little Miami River
An important route north from the Ohio River for Indians, frontiersmen, soldiers, and settlers. Pre-historic Indian mounds and village sites are throughout the valley. In 1788 the river was a boundary between two major survey districts, the Virginia Military Lands to the east and Symmes' Purchase between the Miamis. The first extensive railroad system in Ohio followed the valley in the 1840s.
In 1779 John Bowman's forces followed the east bank to Glady Run, then north to the Indian village of Old Chillicothe. In 1780 and 1782 militia commanded by George Rogers Clark, and guided by Simon Kenton and Daniel Boone, crossed the river and camped two miles north of Caesar's Creek, then marched on the villages near Springfield, Piqua, and Bellefontaine.
Erected 1987 by Greene County Park District and The Ohio Historical Society, near Spring Valley. (Marker Number 1-29.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 36.35′ N, 84° 0.802′ W. Marker is in Spring Valley, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 725 and Main Street, on the left Touch for map. Marker is in Constitution Park of the Green County Park District, about 0.2 miles north of US Route 42. Marker is in this post office area: Spring Valley OH 45370, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Barrett Cement House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Unknown Union Soldier (approx. 4.2 miles away); Chester Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Engle Mill Road Covered Bridge (approx. 5.1 miles away); Union Meeting House Organized in 1807 / Union Seminary Organized in 1809 (approx. 5.8 miles away); John Evans House (approx. 6.4 miles away); Loganís Memorial Day Order (approx. 6.6 miles away); Honor (approx. 6.6 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,196 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.