West Carrollton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
From 1944 to 1999, this was the site of Woody's Market started by the late Woodrow W. Bowman. The Market grew from a one-person open-air produce stand to a 500-employee, 100,000 square foot full-service shopping center open 24 hours, 7 days a week. The Over-the-Road-Restaurant, added in 1968, was a gathering place for the community. Woody's Market was a regional retail icon. After closing the Market in May 1999, Woody Bowman died on July 22, 2006. The Market was razed in April 2007.
Erected 2008 by City of West Carrollton and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 13-57.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 40.582′ N, 84° 14.404′ W. Marker is in West Carrollton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of East Dixie Drive and Alex-Bell Road, on the left when traveling east on East Dixie Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 E. Dixie Drive, Dayton OH 45449, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wright Seaplane Base / Wright Model G "Aeroboat" (approx. half a mile away); Wright Seaplane Base Moraine Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Johnny Appleseed Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic Blanchard Avenue (approx. 1½ miles away); Dayton-Wright Airplane Factory (approx. 1.6 miles away); Delco-Light and Frigidaire (approx. 1.6 miles away); Zion Memorial Church (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Categories. • 20th Century • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Notable Buildings •
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