“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Miami County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Miami County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Miami County, OH (122) Champaign County, OH (92) Clark County, OH (101) Darke County, OH (83) Montgomery County, OH (714) Shelby County, OH (54)  MiamiCounty(122) Miami County (122)  ChampaignCounty(92) Champaign County (92)  ClarkCounty(101) Clark County (101)  DarkeCounty(83) Darke County (83)  MontgomeryCounty(714) Montgomery County (714)  ShelbyCounty(54) Shelby County (54)
Troy is the county seat for Miami County
Adjacent to Miami County, Ohio
      Champaign County (92)  
      Clark County (101)  
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1 Ohio, Miami County, Bradford — All Clear at BF Tower
This spot was once a bustling railroad junction, where the Pennsylvania Railroad’s main line from Columbus split into two- north to Chicago and south to St. Louis. Operators at this tower were responsible for safely directing syt traffic, as well . . . Map (db m206208) HM
2 Ohio, Miami County, Bradford — 1-19 — Bradford
Bradford began in 1852 as a construction camp of the Columbus, Piqua, and Indiana Railroad. When the Richmond and Covington Railroad made a junction here in 1864, the village grew with the railroad yard. There were 60 miles of track, a 50-stall . . . Map (db m28335) HM
3 Ohio, Miami County, Bradford — 8-55 — Bradford Fire of 1920
On the evening of August 3, 1920, at 10:30, two men hurrying home after working at the local Railway Y.M.C.A. discovered smoke and flames at the D. Arnold & Sons Lumber Company. Bradford firemen, with the help of area firefighters, could not contain . . . Map (db m28337) HM
4 Ohio, Miami County, Bradford — Bradford Ohio Railroad MuseumWhat was B.F. Tower?
BF Tower was under the supervision of the Pennsylvania Railroad dispatcher in Columbus, OH. When a train left its terminal, the crew received written orders from the dispatcher. The orders might include such things as stopping to pick up of drop off . . . Map (db m206276) HM
5 Ohio, Miami County, Bradford — 21-55 — Pennsylvania Railroad "BF" Tower
The Bradford or "BF" Tower was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad circa 1929, at the important site of Bradford Junction. It replaced an earlier wooden tower that stood to its west. From this building, operators controlled the movement of every . . . Map (db m28349) HM
6 Ohio, Miami County, Bradford — Reading the Signs
Railroad signals come in many different forms. Here are a few types you can see at B.F. Tower. Position Light Signal Position light signals; introduced by the Pennsylvania railroad in 1915, use rows of high-intensity lights to . . . Map (db m206255) HM
7 Ohio, Miami County, Bradford — Signs of the Times
Railroad signals communicate track conditions to the engineer of an approaching train. They are vital to rail safety. Without signals, it would be impossible to run multiple trains on a line. Though some resemble traffic lights, railroad . . . Map (db m206256) HM
8 Ohio, Miami County, Brandt — 2-55 — The Old National Road
You are now traveling U.S. 40, the Old National Road, used in the westward expansion of our country. In 1837 notice was given that this section of the road would be constructed. A toll house was located at the east edge of Brandt.Map (db m28345) HM
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9 Ohio, Miami County, Casstown — 23-55 — Brigadier General John Webb
Born in Kentucky in 1793, his family moved to the Ohio country in 1797. Taught by his mother and in a log-cabin school near Dayton, he began teaching here by 1809. Purchasing land here in 1811, he served at Fort Greenville in the War of 1812. He . . . Map (db m28367) HM
10 Ohio, Miami County, Conover — 17-55 — Brown Township School District #6(Allen's School)
In 1832, Sylvanus Allen's property became the site of Brown Township's sixth and final school district. Following many building expansions, the current building, constructed in 1916, became the home of the Lena-Conover Consolidated School and . . . Map (db m29839) HM
11 Ohio, Miami County, Covington — 1856[Hoeflich Tavern]
This location has continuously been a tavern since 1856, when Catherine Hoeflich opened a tavern-boarding house-grocery. In 1886, the original building was moved and Samuel Hoeflich constructed this brick building. Hoeflich's Tavern was the . . . Map (db m183297) HM
12 Ohio, Miami County, Covington — Covington American Legion Monument
Thanks God for the sacrificial service of our armed forces with special recognition to the members of A.B.Cole, Post #80 “Freedom Isn’t Free”Map (db m93116) WM
13 Ohio, Miami County, Covington — Covington Civil War Monument
Erected by Langgton Post No. 299 GAR Covington Ohio Mar. 1888 Committee R. Cantwell Commander Byron Crampton, SV Com, C M Gross, Serg MajMap (db m93114) WM
14 Ohio, Miami County, Covington — Covington Veterans Memorial
To the glory of Almighty God in loving memory of all veterans of all wars of the United States of America Erected by the people and friends of Covington, Oho dedicated by American Legion Post 80, Amvets Post 66 and VFW Post . . . Map (db m93115) WM
15 Ohio, Miami County, Covington — Covington WWI Memorial
Roll of Honor erected by the citizens of this community in honor of the boys who answered our country’s call and as a memorial to those who made the supreme sacrifice 1914 Worlds War 1918 Orville Bazil J. Lowell Boyer Albert B. Cole . . . Map (db m93113) WM
16 Ohio, Miami County, Covington — Fort Buchanan
In 1812, Colonel George Buchanan constructed a blockhouse to protect the Miami Valley. The fort was active until the unit was mustered out after the second signing of the Treaty of Geenville. It was then used as a place of refuge for the early . . . Map (db m183298) HM
17 Ohio, Miami County, Covington — Fort Rowdy
In 1793, General “Mad” Anthony Wayne consteucted Fort Rowdy. The fort encompassed from here south to Wright Street and west to the Stillwater River. The fort was abandoned after the signing of the Treaty of Greenville.Map (db m183299) HM
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18 Ohio, Miami County, Covington — In MemoriamWilliam H Pitsenbarger
On this 30th day of May 1968 This flag pole is reverently dedicated to the cherished memory of Airman First Class William H. Pitsenbarger Fallen hero of the Vietnam War, he was killed in action April 11,1966 while engaged in . . . Map (db m206151) HM WM
19 Ohio, Miami County, Covington — 25-55 — Michael Ingle
Michael Ingle, the first permanent white settler in Newberry Township, arrived in Miami County in 1804. A tanner from Virginia, Ingle cleared and cultivated eight hundred acres of land, where he grew wheat and other essential produce. He erected a . . . Map (db m28342) HM
20 Ohio, Miami County, Covington — 12-55 — USAF Pararescue Memorial Parkway
On February 15, 2005, Senate Bill 156 designated Ohio State Route 48 as USAF Pararescue Memorial Parkway. The Parkway honors the memory of all Pararescuemen who perished in the performance of their duties. It is also a tribute to the Air Rescue . . . Map (db m221584) HM
21 Ohio, Miami County, Covington — Veterans Monument[Miami Memorial Park]
In honor of our veterans of all warsMap (db m206150) WM
22 Ohio, Miami County, Covington — World War I Roll of HonorCovington, Ohio
In every war since the founding of this country, citizens of Newbury Township have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America Many Covington-area servicemen in World War I joined Company A 3rd Infantry Regiment Ohio National . . . Map (db m157090) WM
23 Ohio, Miami County, Eldean — Eldean Covered Bridge
Eldean Bridge is the only covered bridge left of about 30 that once crossed Miami County streams. The bridge, built in 1860, is one of Ohio's oldest. With a deck length of 222 feet, it is also the state's second longest covered . . . Map (db m166799) HM
24 Ohio, Miami County, Eldean — 19-55 — Eldean Covered Bridge
Originally known as Allen's Mill Bridge, the Eldean Covered Bridge was built over the Great Miami River in 1860 for Miami County by the Hamilton Brothers of nearby Piqua. Its 224 feet place it among Ohio's longest covered bridges and the longest in . . . Map (db m28339) HM
25 Ohio, Miami County, Eldean — The Eldean Bridge
The Eldean Bridge has been designated a National Historic Landmark Built in 1860, the Eldean bridge possesses national significance as an excellent example of covered bridge construction. Its span is a rare surviving Long Truss, . . . Map (db m166800) HM
26 Ohio, Miami County, Fletcher — Lincoln's Funeral Car"United States" — 1809 - 1865 —
Commemorating Passage of the Lincoln Funeral Train On its 13 day journey, carrying the body of Pres. Abraham Lincoln to Springfield, Ill. The train passed through Fletcher at midnight April 28, 1865Map (db m140564) HM
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27 Ohio, Miami County, Fletcher — The Dilbone Massacre
In memory of Henry and Barbara Dilbone who were killed by the Indians on their farm to the north August 18th, 1813 Buried at this placeMap (db m29840) HM
28 Ohio, Miami County, Laura — 20-55 — Hanktown
Side A: Hanktown, settled in 1846, was home to eighty-nine of the three hundred and eighty-three slaves, owned by John Randolph (1773-1833), a wealthy Virginian landowner and cousin to President Thomas Jefferson. Randolph had decided to . . . Map (db m19744) HM
29 Ohio, Miami County, Lena — Lena
1868 Birthplace of A.B. Graham, educator, founder of 4-H clubsMap (db m173880) HM
30 Ohio, Miami County, Phoneton — PhonetonThe Historic National Road in Ohio — Communications Center —
Originally known as “Phone Town”, this community along the National Road was once a major telecommunications center in America. In 1893, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) selected this site as the location for a . . . Map (db m96437) HM
31 Ohio, Miami County, Phoneton — 30-55 — Phoneton
Once the center of telephone communications in America, Phoneton, originally platted as Phonetown, was established in 1893 by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) as the place to service and operate three major telephone and . . . Map (db m28347) HM
32 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Alexander Post No. 158 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
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33 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — 6-55 — Battle of Pickawillany1752 — Ohio Historical Marker —
In the mid-1700s, France found its influence waning among midwestern tribes as it contested for Native American trade and military alliances with Great Britain. Shortly after Miami Chief Memeskia (also known as Old Britain or La Demoiselle) moved . . . Map (db m19875) HM
34 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Capt. Don GentileA One Man Air Force — Born December 6, 1920, Piqua —
Metal marker also has pictures of three aircraft, the Spitfire, the P-47 Thunderbolt, and the P-51 Mustang Stone Inscription: Domenic Salvatore Gentile Son of Paquale and Josephine Gentile R.A.F. 8/41 U.S.A.F. 9/42 . . . Map (db m17160) HM
35 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — 14-55 — Forest Hill Union Cemetery
On March 20, 1868, the Ohio General Assembly passed a revision to the Ohio Revised Code allowing for a municipality and a township to join together in purchasing land for a shared cemetery. On April 24, 1868, the Washington Township Trustees passed . . . Map (db m17140) HM
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36 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — C — Fort PickawillanyOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Reported missing
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37 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Hospital Care
Prior to 1905, physicians in the Upper Miami Valley took care of surgical procedures in their offices or in the case of emergencies or serious illness on the patient's own kitchen table. Under these circumstances, cleanliness was difficult to . . . Map (db m29911) HM
38 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — In Commemoration of the 94th & 110th Reg’s. O.V.I.Mustered in the U.S. Service on these Historical Grounds.
[View of left side of marker] Mustered in Aug. 23, 1862 Battles Participated in by The 94th O.V.I. Commanded by Col. Joseph W. Frizell. Perryville, KY. October 8, 1862 Stone River, Tenn. Dec. 31, 1862 – Jan. 3, 1863 . . . Map (db m26817) HM
39 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — C — Indian Agency HouseOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
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40 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — 18-55 — J. Scott Garbry
J. Scott Garbry, a 1986 inductee into the Ohio Conservation Hall of Fame, had a lifelong commitment and passion for conservation, historic preservation, and education. His gift of land and artifacts to the Upper Valley JVS led to the creation of the . . . Map (db m17150) HM
41 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — 3-55 — John Johnston(1775 - 1861) — Ohio Historical Marker —
Beginning in 1794, Colonel Johnston was a prominent Mason for 66 years. While serving as secretary of Washington lodge No. 59, F. & A. M. (Philadelphia), he was delegated to participate in President George Washington's Masonic funeral. Colonel . . . Map (db m26779) HM
42 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — 29- 55 — Johnston BarnAt the Piqua Historical Area
With the intention of becoming a "gentleman farmer," John Johnston began development of his Upper Piqua farm in 1808 with a two-story log cabin and this double pen log barn. The surrounding outer sheds were built to protect the log pens from the . . . Map (db m95026) HM
43 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — 5-55 — Lock Nine
Completed in 1837, the limestone lock nine served as a catalyst for the growth of Piqua. The lock helped connect the village to Cincinnati (1837) and Toledo (1845) by way of the Miami and Erie Canal. German immigrants traveled up the canal from . . . Map (db m17277) HM
44 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Lock Nine Riverfront ParkIntroduction and Summary
Lock Nine Park and the surrounding area has been the site for many of the major events in the history of Piqua and the Great Miami River Valley. As the crossroads for at least five major transportation systems, the area typifies various periods of . . . Map (db m17278) HM
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45 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Lockington DamOne of the Five Miami Conservancy Dams — Result of the 1913 Flood —
The dams of the Miami Conservancy District are for Flood Prevention Purposes their use for power development or for storage would be a menace to the cities below. Lockington one of five dams built by the Miami Conservancy District for . . . Map (db m95070) HM
46 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Main Street
Main Street began as a Native American trail that paralleled the Great Miami River. The trail took a shortcut across the east bend of the river thus creating the route that would become the center of the future City of Piqua. This early trail became . . . Map (db m17313) HM
47 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Miami and Erie CanalAnthony Wayne Parkway
Governor Clinton of New York broke ground for the canal on July 21, 1825 just below Middletown. Built in sections, the canal was opened from the Ohio River to Lake Erie in l845. It was 248.8 miles long. rose to a summit at Loramie of . . . Map (db m166802) HM
48 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Pickawillany
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49 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — PiquaCorporation Limit Marker
Home of Don Gentile World War II Army Air Force Ace 1920-1951Map (db m159663) HM
50 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Piqua Veterans Memorial
Erected in tribute to the veterans who served our country in all its wars Presented to the City of Piqua by the Piqua Rangers Drill Team Dedicated May 29, 1966Map (db m17299) HM
51 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Piqua Veterans Memorial
To the Piqua area men and women who have honorably served in the conflicts of our countryMap (db m17321) WM
52 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — 4-55 — Piqua's Early African-American Heritage
Side A: Piqua's Early African-American Heritage African-American history began in Piqua with the settlement of Arthur Davis in 1818 and expanded with the settlement of the freed Randolph slaves of Virginia in 1846. African-American . . . Map (db m17147) HM
53 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — 11-55 — Piqua's Vietnam Home Front / William H. Pitsenbarger
Side A:Piqua's Vietnam Home Front Local views on the Vietnam War mirrored national attitudes of pride and confusion. Piqua citizens participated in the “Letters for Life” campaign in 1970 for prisoners of war. Piqua Daily Call . . . Map (db m17319) HM
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54 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Prehistoric Indian Mound
This doughnut-shaped mound with an inner ditch was probably built by the Adena people who lived here between 1000 B.C. and A.D. 100. Its exact function is not known, but it may have been ceremonial. The Adena practiced some crude farming, . . . Map (db m166807) HM
55 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Public History Movement
[Top half of Marker] Erected 1898 by the Piqua Chapter, of the Daughters of the American Revolution in commemoration of the last Battle of the French and Indian War, fought near this spot, 1763. [Bottom half of . . . Map (db m26824) HM
56 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Public SquareSign of the Past
Piqua's public square, like in many mid-western communities, functions as the historical and cultural center of the city. Long after government buildings have moved to newer and larger sites, the public square maintains its status as the focal . . . Map (db m17367) HM
57 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — 10-55 — Rural Electrification
On November 14, 1935, the rural electrification movement got its start in Piqua with the installation of the first electric pole financed by the Rural Electrification Administration (REA). In partnership with the Miami Rural Electric Cooperative, . . . Map (db m17283) HM
58 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Shawnee BridgeCity of Piqua, Ohio — 1915 - 2005 —
The 1915 Shawnee (Lorimer) Bridge was dedicated in part to the forty-four men, women and children who lost their lives in the 1913 flood. The waters of the Great Miami River broke free from their banks on March 25, 1913 and devastated the areas of . . . Map (db m17322) HM
59 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Site of Smokehouse
The smokehouse which stood on this spot may at one time have been connected to the springhouse by a covered walk or porch. Evidence of butchering was found in the area. The Johnstons not only preserved meat for their own use, but produced . . . Map (db m166806) HM
60 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — The 1913 FloodSign of the Past Reported damaged
The Great Miami River regularly overflowed its banks during the early years of Piqua's history. The first recorded flood hit the pioneer settlers in April of 1805. During the next one hundred years the Great Miami River flooded Piqua on nine . . . Map (db m165767) HM
61 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — The Cider House
The original of this building was erected in October of 1829. It was used for the storage of fermented apple cider, some of which the Johnstons sold. Hard cider could be kept from one harvest season to the next if stored under fairly . . . Map (db m166803) HM
62 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — The Courtyard
The Johnston house had a paved courtyard outside the kitchen door. The wall around it may have kept animals out of the area. The stonework and courtyard structures have been rebuilt over original remains. The building beside the covered . . . Map (db m166804) HM
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63 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — The Fruit Kiln
The Johnstons sold dried apples, which were processed in the original of this reconstructed fruit kiln. Sliced apples were placed on trays in the kiln, the doors closed, and a fire built in the firebox underneath. It took about 24 hours to dry a . . . Map (db m166805) HM
64 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — The Mills BrothersAmerica's Greatest Singing Group
The Citizens of Piqua dedicate this memorial. We are proud of your Piqua heritage and birth. As musical ambassadors, you have achieved world wide fame and made the world a better place. Dedicated June 3, 1990 John, Herbert, Harry, . . . Map (db m17298) HM
65 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — 27-55 — The Village of Huntersville
The roots of Huntersville began when John and Elizabeth Hilliard purchased this former Shawnee tribal land in 1797 from Ohio's largest land speculator Judge John Symmes. When Symmes defaulted on his payments, the Hilliards found themselves . . . Map (db m17291) HM
66 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — United Spanish War Veterans
In Memoriam United Spanish War Veterans 1898 - 1902Map (db m17148) HM
67 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan
(Left):Erected in honor of Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan U.S. Navy. Born in Ireland Dec. 25th 1808 Died in Washington, D.C. Mar. 31st 1890. Received Special Vote of Thanks of Congress for Distinguished Services Feb. 7th 1863. . . . Map (db m19195) HM
68 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — William H. Pitsenbarger
Airman First Class William H. Pitsenbarger Rescue and Survival Specialist Born: July 8, 1944, Piqua, Ohio Son of W. F. and Irene Pitsenbarger Graduated Piqua High School Class of 1962 Died: April 11, 1966, near Cam My, Vietnam Airman . . . Map (db m166809) HM WM
69 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — 32-55 — William Moore McCullough / Civil Rights Movement in Piqua
Side A: William Moore McCulloch William McCulloch was born in Holmes County where he was educated in a one-room schoolhouse before moving to Wooster to attend high school and the College of Wooster. He attained prominence as Ohio's Speaker of . . . Map (db m29828) HM
70 Ohio, Miami County, Piqua — William PitsenbargerHe Gave His Life, That Others May Live
William Pitsenbarger was born in Piqua, Ohio, on July 8, 1944, the only child of Irene and Frank Pitensbarger. He graduated from Piqua Central High School in 1962. After graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force and became a pararescue and . . . Map (db m136177) WM
71 Ohio, Miami County, Pleasant Hill — Newton Township Civil War Memorial
G.A.R. Dan W Williams Post No 369 Dedicated by the grateful people of Newton Township, in memory of her fallen heroes who died in defence of the Union and who sleep in unknown graves. David Shoe Co G 110 O.V.I. John A. Book . . . Map (db m91463) WM
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72 Ohio, Miami County, Rossville — 28-55 — Randolph Settlement
Side A: Randolph Settlement In 1833, John Randolph from Roanoke, Virginia, died leaving three wills that requested that all of his slaves be set free and that land be purchased for them. Although contested for thirteen years by his family, . . . Map (db m111980) HM
73 Ohio, Miami County, Staunton — Jacob KnoopFirst White Child born in Miami County — Dutch Station —
On this spot stood the fort built 1798. Here was born the first white child of this county, Jacob Knoop. Erected by Miami Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Troy, O., June 14, 1905.Map (db m136162) HM
74 Ohio, Miami County, Tipp City — Hyattsville1833 - 1874 — A Ghost Town in Tipp City, Ohio —
On this site in 1833 Henry J. Hyatt established the town of Hyattsville. It consisted of twenty seven lots, north and west of this corner. Early businesses included a post office, tavern, blacksmith shop, two stores and a church. The stagecoach . . . Map (db m79998) HM
75 Ohio, Miami County, Tipp City — 24-55 — Miami and Erie Canal Lock 15
[Side A:] This section of the Miami and Erie Canal, constructed from 1833-1837, was vital to this region's commerce and development. It allowed for farmers and businesses to get their goods to larger markets at a lower cost and faster . . . Map (db m18385) HM
76 Ohio, Miami County, Tipp City — Tipp City Veterans Memorial
In Honor of All Who Serve “Day is done Gone the sun From the hills From the lakes From the sky All is well Safely rest God is nigh”Map (db m18633) HM
77 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — 22-55 — 1804 Iddings Log House
The 1804 Iddings House is the oldest structure on its original site in Miami County. A second generation American and cousin to General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, Benjamin Iddings brought his wife, Phoebe, and six of their ten children up the . . . Map (db m18429) HM
78 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Clayton BruknerPioneers of Aviation — WACO Aircraft —
Clayton Brunkner was one of the founders of the WACo Aircraft Company which relocated to Troy from Medina, Ohio in 1923. WACO quickly became the largest commercial builder of aircraft in the world. The original plant was on Union St, near the . . . Map (db m136226) HM
79 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Courthouses and JailHistory in Downtown Troy
Log Jail built here, 1808. Log Jailers house built beside it in 1810. A second floor over both served as Troy’s second courthouse 1811-24. Troy’s fourth courthouse -- two-story, Greek Revival, brick building with columns in . . . Map (db m107364) HM
80 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — 001 — Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1WACO History
The “Dilts Warehouse”, the first manufacturing location used by the Advance Aircraft Company of Troy, a company later to become the WACO Aircraft Company. It produced airplanes in Troy from 1923-1928. The location was also a former . . . Map (db m19751) HM
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81 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — 26-55 — Elizabeth Township
Elizabeth Township was founded in 1807. The Elizabeth Township House was built about 1870, serving as the community's assembly hall. The building is similar to the seven remaining one-room, brick schoolhouses, built throughout the township between . . . Map (db m28340) HM
82 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — 003 — Engine Storage LocationWACO History
This location, 209 East Water Street, was at one time one of the manufacturing locations for The Hayner Distillery Company of Troy, Ohio, noted for shipping their mail order alcohol products to their customers nation wide and for the development of . . . Map (db m19754) HM
83 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Historic Lock 12A Long Hidden Relic of the Miami & Erie Canal
In front of you is a “footprint” of Lock 12 using a portion of the lock stones from the original Lock 12. It’s constructed in accordance with the original dimensions of Lock 12. The historic display is placed on land owned by the City of . . . Map (db m104415) HM
84 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Hobart Brothers CompanyHobart - 100 Years of Innovation — 1917- 2017 —
Our History Founded on March 24, 1917 by C.C. Hobart, his wife Ella and sons, Charles, Edward and William, Hobart Brothers Company was built on C.C.’s interest and experience in manufacturing. He had worked for the Edison Electrical . . . Map (db m104450) HM
85 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — 13-55 — Junior Girls Canteen 1943-1946
During World War II, forty of Troy's teenage girls, their mothers, and volunteers operated a free canteen service for troops on the platform of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad station. The group began as a few neighborhood girls providing magazines to . . . Map (db m19746) HM
86 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — LFWB&G BuildingErected in 1874
Out of the brick of the first Miami County Courthouse, which was located on the Public Square and razed in 1845Map (db m107374) HM
87 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — McKendree Chapel Cemetery
This cemetery was originally established by the Mitchell Family as early as 1815. James Mitchell was the earliest known burial, on July 19, 1815. A Methodist Episcopal Church met on Samuel Mitchell’s property from 1812 to 1838. On Dec. 6, 1838, . . . Map (db m197077) HM
88 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Miami & Erie Canal
At the rear of this building was the Canal Basin where packet boats landed and embarked passengers, and boats could be turned around. General Wm. Henry Harrison -- later President -- arrived here July 4, 1837, on the first canal boat from . . . Map (db m199344) HM
89 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Miami and Erie CanalBike Trail Historical Lock No. 14
It all began with the Great Miami River, as the early pioneers sought ways to get their goods to market in New York. The landscape made this an impossible route to drive cattle so the pioneers built flatboats and rafts to float their wheat, corn, . . . Map (db m136140) HM
90 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — 33-55 — Miami and Erie CanalFootprint of Lock 12
Construction of the Miami Extension of the Miami and Erie Canal, which included Troy, began around 1834. Lock 12 was built in 1836. General William Henry Harrison and other dignitaries officially opened the Troy section on July 4, 1837. The canal . . . Map (db m122871) HM
91 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Miami County War Savings Quota Plaque
In recognition of the patriotism of the people of Miami County who oversubscribed their war savings quota in 1918 this tablet is gratefully erected by the Oho War Savings CommitteeMap (db m107362) WM
92 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Nancy Currie- GreggPioneers of Aviation — NASA Astronaut —
Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg, a Troy native, was a member of NASA’s Astronaut Corps from 1990- 2005. She accrued 1000 hours in space as a mission specialist on four space shuttle missions- STS-57; STS-70; STS-88, the first international space station . . . Map (db m136227) HM
93 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — 15-55 — Overfield Tavern
Benjamin Overfield (1774-1831), son of a Revolutionary War soldier, opened his tavern in this log house on September 13, 1808. Never moved, it is the oldest surviving building in Troy. The tavern provided food, lodging and space for business and . . . Map (db m19747) HM
94 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Robert N. HartzellPioneers of Aviation — Hartzell Propeller, Inc. —
Troy resident, Robert N. Hartzell, ws the founder of Hartzell Propeller Company. When he was still a student at the University of Cincinnati. Robert visited with his Oakwood, Ohio neighbor, Orville Wright at his Hawthorn Hill residence. Since . . . Map (db m136228) HM
95 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Rose Hill Cemetery 1849
War Veterans buried here: American Revolution: Aaron Tullis 1753-1840 Alexander Telford 1759-1844 John W. Meredith 1760-1844 Indian Campaigns: William Gahagan, Scout for Gen. Wayne, 1794 War of 1812: 25 Soldiers, . . . Map (db m107341) HM
96 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Sheriff’s House and Jail
Sheriff’s House built in 1826. Jail in rear built in 1830. Both served until 1854, when the brick sheriff’s house and the stone jail across the street were completed.Map (db m107375) HM
97 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Statue Of Agriculture
Atop the marble dormer a singular copper statue represents what was most important to Miami County in 1888.Map (db m199341) HM
98 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Statue Of Education
Atop the marble dormer with 3 figures, a copper statue represents what was most important to Miami County in 1888.Map (db m199340) HM
99 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Statue Of Industry
Atop the marble dormer a singular copper statue represents what was most important to Miami County in 1888.Map (db m199342) HM
100 Ohio, Miami County, Troy — Statue Of Lady Justice
Atop the center dome, a 25' copper statue wears a blindfold to symbolize that all will receive equal justice. She carries a scale for the laws of justice, a sword for protecting the arm of the law, and a shield for the innocent.Map (db m199339) HM

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