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Hamilton in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Flatboats and Early Trade

 
 
Flatboats and Early Trade Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. Flatboats and Early Trade Marker
Inscription.

Because water was the most efficient way to transport goods, most early Ohio roads led to a navigable stream, such as the Great Miami River. Through the 1820s, much of Butler County's abundant agriculture output found its way to market on flatboats that traveled the Great Miami, Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans and other southern ports.
 
Erected 2007 by the City of Hamilton.
 
Location. 39° 24.075′ N, 84° 33.926′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on High Street (Ohio Route 129/177) west of Monument Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker and medallion are on the High-Main Street Bridge over the Great Miami River. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton OH 45011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Fort Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); French Exploration (within shouting distance of this marker); Flood & Recovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Hamilton Hydraulic (within
Flatboats and Early Trade Medallion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
2. Flatboats and Early Trade Medallion
shouting distance of this marker); Founding of Fort Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The High-Main Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Great Miami River. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. River Traffic in Cincinnati's Beginnings (Miller, 1880). (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. High Street Bridge over the Great Miami River. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Ohio River. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureBridges & ViaductsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Flatboats and Early Trade Marker & Medallion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
3. Flatboats and Early Trade Marker & Medallion
Soldiers, Sailors & Pioneers Monument at left distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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