Oakwood in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Col. Robert Patterson
1753 - 1827
Explorer, surveyor, patriot, statesman, farmer, manufacturer, a leader in education, religion, good government, industry and transportation. Served in the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars and War of 1812. Founded Lexington, Ky., and built its first house in 1776. One of the three founders of Cincinnati in 1788. He moved with his family to Dayton in 1804, becoming a pioneer settler, contributing to growth and prosperity of the Miami Valley. On his 700-acre rubicon farm he built and operated a grist mill, a woolen mill and a saw mill. His intrepid soul, adventurous spirit and sterling integrity helped make possible the great Middle West of today.
Location. 39° 43.7′ N, 84° 10.747′ W. Marker is in Oakwood, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Far Hills Avenue (Ohio Route 48) and Oakwood Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Far Hills Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is about 150 feet NNW of the intersection of Far Hills Avenue, Oakwood Avenue, and Thruston Boulevard. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton OH 45409, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Mary’s Hall (approx. ¾ mile away); Erma Bombeck (approx. 0.8 miles Newcom Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carillon Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Locust Grove School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stewart Street Concrete Arch Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Miami Valley Hospital (approx. 1.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Robert Patterson. (Submitted on January 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Patterson Family Collection Finding Aid, Wright State University. (Submitted on January 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 834 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.