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Historical Markers in Chilo, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Clermont County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Clermont County, OH (118) Brown County, OH (55) Clinton County, OH (41) Hamilton County, OH (329) Warren County, OH (138) Bracken County, KY (11) Campbell County, KY (44) Pendleton County, KY (8)  ClermontCounty(118) Clermont County (118)  BrownCounty(55) Brown County (55)  ClintonCounty(41) Clinton County (41)  HamiltonCounty(329) Hamilton County (329)  WarrenCounty(138) Warren County (138)  BrackenCountyKentucky(11) Bracken County (11)  CampbellCounty(44) Campbell County (44)  PendletonCounty(8) Pendleton County (8)
Batavia is the county seat for Clermont County
Chilo is in Clermont County
      Clermont County (118)  
ADJACENT TO CLERMONT COUNTY
      Brown County (55)  
      Clinton County (41)  
      Hamilton County (329)  
      Warren County (138)  
      Bracken County, Kentucky (11)  
      Campbell County, Kentucky (44)  
      Pendleton County, Kentucky (8)  
 
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1Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — Chilo Lock & Dam #34 Powerhouse
Chilo Lock & Dam 34 Powerhouse Built by the US Army Corps of Engineers Dedicated October 6, 1925 Renovated by the Clermont County Park District August 27, 2005 Board of Park Commissioners William A. Stearns, Chairman Kenneth R. . . . Map (db m166915) HM
2Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — Diana Whitney Memorial
There rests here, in the quiet beauty of the valley of the Ohio, the dust of a young girl. On July 23, 1823, a wagon train, creaking toward the west came to a halt close by. When the train moved forward, one of its party had been . . . Map (db m166841) HM
3Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — Locking Through — Chilo: Living and Working with the Ohio River —
From 1885 to 1929, fifty-one dams were built across the Ohio River. The dams maintained a minimum 9 foot channel depth. To get around a dam, boats passed through a lock. 1. When a boat goes up the river, the upstream gates (A) ane closed . . . Map (db m166913) HM
4Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — Replacing Chilo — Chilo: Living and Working with the Ohio River —
The Chilo Lock and Dam #34 closed in 1964 with the opening of the new Meldahl Locks and Dam. The larger high lift dam raised the river's navigation channel to a minimum of 12 feet. This eliminated the need for Chilo and three other upstream . . . Map (db m166907) HM
5Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — Search Lights — Chilo: Living and Working with the Ohio River —
The search light that rested on this pedestal provided light for men working on the Esplanade at night.Map (db m166897) HM
6Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — 6 — The “Rye” Field and Water Tower — Chilo: Living and Working with the Ohio River —
Children living at Chilo Lock and Dam referred to the central field as the Rye Field. It provided a place for games and picnics. The Good Life Children at the Lock and Dam never had to mow their lawns or paint their houses. Most . . . Map (db m166916) HM
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7Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — The Wakerobin — Chilo: Living and Working with the Ohio River —
The Wakerobin was built in 1926-for the US Lighthouse Service, which became the Coast Guard. Most recently the Wakerobin was known as the USS Nightmare, a haunted Halloween attraction in Covington, KY. The . . . Map (db m166881) HM
8Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — 2 — The Assistant Lockmaster’s House — Chilo: Living and Working with the Ohio River —
This house was the Assistant Lockmaster's or the Engineer's house. Between it and the powerhouse stood an identical house belonging to the Lockmaster. Their close proximity to the powerhouse allowed quick access. A House with a View . . . Map (db m166893) HM
9Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — The Chilo Lock and Dam #34 Walking Tour — Chilo: Living and Working with the Ohio River —
Welcome to the Chilo Lock and Dam #34 Walking Tour. Imagine the sights and sounds of the Chilo Lock and Dam. Boats sounding their horns, the lock gates rolling closed, workers' shouts as the wicket dam is raised and lowered… Other sounds . . . Map (db m166896) HM
10Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — The Flood of 1937 — Chilo: Living and Working with the Ohio River —
The brass plaque on the wall marks the high water mark of the 1937 flood. At that point, the river had crested at 73 feet - a record that still stands.Map (db m166898) HM
11Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — 5 — The Garage and Maintenance Shed — Chilo: Living and Working with the Ohio River —
A community garage was equipped with eight parking spaces - one for each of the eight houses. The garage's parking spaces were narrow (built for 1920s era vehicles). Additionally, the garage hugged the road, making parking . . . Map (db m166884) HM
12Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — The Ohio River: Ever Changing — Chilo: Living and Working with the Ohio River —
Since its creation, the Ohio River has always changed. Its seasonal floods and dry spells make the Ohio River both feared and respected. In 1888, the U.S. snag boat E.A. Woodruff removed 1225 snags, 127 large rocks, 46 new wrecks and 13 . . . Map (db m166891) HM
13Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — 3 — The Ramp and Esplande — Chilo: Living and Working with the Ohio River —
The Esplanade The ground between the powerhouse and the river was called the esplanade. It was paved and kept immaculately clean. The area is now under 30 feet of water and the lock wall is 100 yards from the current river . . . Map (db m166889) HM
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14Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — 4 — The Wood Frame Houses — Chilo: Living and Working with the Ohio River —
Four one-story homes stood in a row. The houses consisted of five rooms. The outhouse foundations along the fenceline are all that remains of these houses. Indoor Plumbing In the 1940s, indoor plumbing was installed and the outhouses . . . Map (db m166887) HM
15Ohio (Clermont County), Chilo — Water Highways — Chilo: Living and Working with the Ohio River —
Since the beginning of the western expansion, the Ohio River has moved people and products into the nation's interior. Coal is King After the Civil War, the demand for coal increased. Coal is now by far the major commodity moving along . . . Map (db m166894) HM
 
 
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Sep. 28, 2022