Great Miami Turnpike Mile Post
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
N 39° 20.128 W 084° 24.140
16S E 723885 N 4357223
Quick Description: Milepost along an old turnpike running between Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 11/8/2007 10:50:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM2HX2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 58

Long Description:
This road was built on an ancient buffalo road. This was later a stagecoach road. There are two Miami Rivers flowing in this area, The Great and the Little Miami Rivers, which is the origin of the turnpike name. This old milepost is most likely from the 1840s, when the turnpike was built. Local pig farmers would drive their animals to market along this route. In the early 20th century, one of the alignments of the Dixie Hwy ran along the road. It is currently know as Cincinnati-Dayton Road, and runs through an older section of my community.

You can reach this off of I-75 at milemarker 21. Go south, and the marker is just north of the post office, on the west side of the road, in a private yard. It can be easily seen from the walkway along the road, just watch the traffic. You can park in the school or post office lots for a short period.
Monumentation Type: Dressed stone

Monument Category: Pre-1900 Post Road Milepost

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
see comments above.


Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: West Chester Twp., Butler County, Ohio

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

USGS Quad: Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Approximate date of monument: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
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2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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