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

Germantown Dam

The Miami Conservancy

 

—One of Five Similar Markers —

 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 26, 2016
1. Germantown Dam Marker
Inscription. Germantown one of five dams built by the Miami Conservancy District for flood control in the Miami Valley completed 1921 height 110 ft. length 1200 ft. width at base 665 ft.
 
Erected 1921 by The Miami Conservancy District.
 
Location. 39° 38.307′ N, 84° 24.139′ W. Marker is in Germantown, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Conservancy Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at the north end of the dam. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7204 Conservancy Road, Germantown OH 45327, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Germantown Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Village of Germantown (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shuey Mill (approx. 2.1 miles away); Germantown Covered Bridge (approx. 2.1 miles away); Farmersville Fire Department Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Farmersville War Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Winter Zellar (Zero) Swartsel (approx. 3.7 miles away); Heritage Village (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Germantown.
 
Additional keywords. Flood of 1913 The Miami Conservancy
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 26, 2016
2. Germantown Dam Marker
Smaller plaque, mounted at base
District

 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsDisastersWaterways & Vessels
 
Germantown Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 26, 2016
3. Germantown Dam Marker
Marker can be seen at a distance, on Conservancy Road, which runs across the top of the dam.
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 26, 2016
4. Germantown Dam Marker
The spillway, carrying Twin Creek
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, 802602916
5. Germantown Dam Marker
Each of the five dams created huge areas of "reserve" land, which could no longer be commercially developed. This allowed for the extensive nature preserves and recreational areas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 27, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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