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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Miamisburg, Ohio
Location of Miamisburg, Ohio
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In 2009, the City of Miamisburg
initiated the Miamisburg Mound
Reclamation Project with the
support of the Ohio Historical
Society. The goal of the project
was to consistently and safely
restore the aesthetic beauty of the
Miamisburg Mound . . . — — Map (db m166074) HM|
The site was partially excavated in 1869 when a vertical shaft was sunk from the top to the base, with
two horizontal tunnels extending from it. Investigators found one skeleton covered with bark and yellow
clay, eight feet down, entombed in a . . . — — Map (db m166072) HM|
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On this site Daniel Gebhart established a tavern in 1811. Taverns were where people gathered to eat, rest, and share news. During spring freshets, boatmen from the Great Miami River stayed at the tavern. Joining them were pioneers . . . — — Map (db m98089) HM|
|In late March 1913, a series of three severe rainstorms
inundated the already saturated and frozen ground of
the Miami Valley, causing one of Ohio’s greatest natural
disasters, the Flood of 1913. On March 25, the Great
Miami River overflowed its . . . — — Map (db m127231) HM|
|Miamisburg Mound, the largest conical earthwork in Ohio, originally was sixty-eight feet high with a diameter of three hundred feet. One excavating attempt in 1869 reduced the height to its present sixty-five feet. The mound was then partially . . . — — Map (db m166080) HM|
|Undated newspaper photograph of the
Artists' rendition of the Miamisburg Mound.
Postcard published by Philhower Drugstore
Postcard used in Miamisburg Historical
Society Gift Shop
The Miamisburg Mound is . . . — — Map (db m166081) HM|
| In recognition of the men and women who contributed significantly to our national security and space exploration — — Map (db m105820) HM|
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The facilities once here propelled the United States through the Nuclear and Space Ages
and were named for the nearby pre-historic Miamisburg Mound. The Manhattan engineer District of the War Department began construction of Mound . . . — — Map (db m105819) HM|
|The first settler to own the land on which the Miamisburg Mound is located was Jacob Lawres who
purchased 175 acres of raw timberland in 1806. His land deed was signed by President Thomas Jefferson.
The first pioneer settlers of southwestern Ohio . . . — — Map (db m166082) HM|
|The Miami Connection. Welcome to Miamisburg and the land that was once home
to the Miami Indians. Though the English traders who
came to the Miami Valley in the 18th century heard the
native inhabitants call themselves “twightwee” . . . — — Map (db m128634) HM|
This is the highest and largest of the many conical burial mounds in Ohio. Erected in prehistoric times by the so-called Mound Builders. It stands as an imposing memorial to those first Ohioans.
The mound is 70 feet in height; 877 feet in . . . — — Map (db m164256) HM|
The mound is thought to belong to the Adena culture because of its conical shape and the character of the
burials said to have been found within it. Adena mounds, unlike those built by the Hopewell culture which
followed them, tended to be . . . — — Map (db m166077) HM|