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Englewood in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Englewood

Founded as Harrisburg- 1841

 

—The Historic National Road in Ohio —

 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
1. Englewood Marker
Inscription. Harrisburg, Ohio, was platted three years after the National Road reached Randolph Township. The name of the town and that of its post office, Iamton, were changed to Englewood in 1899. Located at the intersection of Dayton-Covington Pike and the National Road, the town offered lodging to weary travelers coming from all directions.

Local Photographer, Edwin C. Sinks documented many sites along the National Road near Englewood in the early 1900s, including the covered bridge over the Stillwater River east of town, the Harrisburg Hotel, and other business establishments. The old wooden bridge was damaged by the 1913 flood and was dismantled shortly after December 1922 when the National Road was rerouted south over the newly constructed Englewood Dam.

Englewood was served by the Dayton, Covington and Piqua Traction Line, which ran north / south along Main Street (Ohio Route 48) from 1902 to 1926. The Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad crossed National Road on the west edge of town, next to the elevator and lumberyard. Local railroad service via the C.H.&D. stopped in 1923.

Automobiles became the preferred mode of travel in the mid 1920s. Service stations were common along the highway by 1926, when the road was designated U.S. Route 40. The Palace Garage, a 1928 Ford sales and service center, was located on the northeast

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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
2. Englewood Marker
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corner of West National Road and North Walnut. In the 1930’s, the old hotel building was moved south of the main intersection in Englewood to make way for a “cottage style” Pure Oil station which opened in 1936. It continued in use until the 1960s.
 
Erected 2010 by City of Englewood.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 52.675′ N, 84° 18.142′ W. Marker is in Englewood, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Dayton-Covington Pike (Ohio Route 48) and National Road US 40 (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling north on Dayton-Covington Pike. Touch for map. marker is in a beautifully landscaped park, in front of a large wall mural. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 South Main Street, Englewood OH 45322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Road US 40 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Englewood Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Miami Conservancy District (approx. 1.3 miles away); Englewood Dam (approx. 1.4 miles away); John Hoover
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
3. Englewood Marker
The wall mural, marker can be seen in the distance; between the green and pink doors
(approx. 4.3 miles away); 1804 Quaker Meeting House (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Brick Wall (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Crossroads of America (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Englewood.
 
Additional keywords. Old National Road
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
4. Englewood Marker
Picture and text of the grain elevator
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
5. Englewood Marker
Picture and text of the National Road covered bridge over the Stillwater River
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
6. Englewood Marker
Pictures and text of buildings described on the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 5, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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