Historical Markers in
Miami County, Ohio

1804 Iddings Log House 1804 Quaker Meeting House 1856 Alexander Post No. 158 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial Battle of Pickawillany Bradford Bradford Fire of 1920 Brigadier General John Webb Brown Township School District #6 Capt. Don Gentile Charles Furnas 1880- 1941 Clayton Brukner Courthouses and Jail Covington American Legion Monument Covington Civil War Monument Covington Veterans Memorial Covington WWI Memorial Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 Eldean Covered Bridge Elizabeth Township Engine Storage Location Forest Hill Union Cemetery Fort Buchanan Fort Pickawillany Fort Rowdy Hanktown Historic Lock 12 Hobart Brothers Company Hospital Care Hyattsville In Commemoration of the 94th & 110th Reg’s. O.V.I. Indian Agency House J. Scott Garbry Jacob Knoop John Hoover John Johnston Johnston Barn Junior Girls Canteen 1943-1946 Lena LFWB&G Building Lincoln's Funeral Car Lock Nine Lock Nine Riverfront Park Lockington Dam Main Street Miami and Erie Canal Miami and Erie Canal Miami and Erie Canal Miami and Erie Canal Lock 15 Miami County War Savings Quota Plaque Michael Ingle Nancy Currie- Gregg Newton Township Civil War Memorial Overfield Tavern Pennsylvania Railroad "BF" Tower Phoneton Phoneton Pickawillany Piqua Piqua Veterans Memorial Piqua Veterans Memorial Piqua's Early African-American Heritage Piqua's Vietnam Home Front / William H. Pitsenbarger Prehistoric Indian Mound Public History Movement Public Square Randolph Settlement Robert N. Hartzell Rose Hill Cemetery 1849 Rural Electrification Shawnee Bridge Sheriff’s House and Jail Site of Smokehouse Staunton Veterans Memorial Taylorsville The 1913 Flood The Brick Wall The Cider House The Courtyard The Dilbone Massacre The Eldean Bridge The Fruit Kiln The Mills Brothers The Old National Road The Underground Railroad in West Milton The Village of Huntersville Thomas Cemetery / Abraham Thomas Tipp City Veterans Memorial Troy Civil War Monument Troy Presbyterian Church Troy Veterans Memorial Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse Twin Arch Stone Culvert United Spanish War Veterans USAF Pararescue Memorial Parkway Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan WACO WACO WACO Aircraft Company West Milton Friends Meeting West Milton Korean War Memorial William H. Pitsenbarger William Moore McCullough / Civil Rights Movement in Piqua William Pitsenbarger World War I Roll of Honor
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Miami County, located in the southwestern part of Ohio, has a rich history dating back to its establishment in the early 19th century. Settled by European immigrants, the area was originally part of the Northwest Territory. In 1807, Miami County was officially established, named after the Native American Miami tribe that once inhabited the region. The county's first seat was Troy, which has remained its county seat ever since.

During the 19th century, Miami County experienced significant growth and development. The construction of the Miami and Erie Canal, which ran through the county, played a vital role in the expansion of trade and transportation in the region. This helped establish Miami County as an important center for agriculture, manufacturing, and commerce. The county became known for its production of corn, wheat, and livestock, as well as textiles, paper, and agricultural machinery.

Miami County played a small but significant role during the American Civil War. Many residents enlisted in the Union army and fought in famous battles such as Gettysburg. The county also provided resources and support to the Union cause. After the war, Miami County continued to thrive economically, with its agricultural and manufacturing sectors experiencing growth.

In the 20th century, Miami County embraced modernization and industrialization. The construction of highways and the growth of automobile manufacturing brought new opportunities to the county. Companies such as Hobart Corporation and Airstream Inc., which produced kitchen equipment and recreational vehicles, respectively, were founded in the county and became major employers. Today, Miami County remains a vibrant community, known for its historical significance, agricultural heritage, and commitment to economic development.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Miami County, Ohio.

  • 1807 - Miami County, Ohio is established and named after the Miami Indian tribe.
  • 1810 - Piqua becomes the first village to be settled within the county.
  • 1814 - Troy is founded as another major settlement in Miami County.
  • 1823 - The Miami and Erie Canal is completed, connecting Miami County to the Ohio River.
  • 1839 - The first courthouse is built in the county seat, Troy.
  • 1851 - The railroad reaches Miami County, enhancing transportation and trade.
  • 1878 - The National Soldiers' and Sailors' Home is established in Dayton, providing care for veterans.
  • 1913 - A devastating flood hits Miami County, causing significant damage to cities and farmland.
  • 1922 - Hobart Welded Steel Houses are manufactured in Troy, revolutionizing home construction.
  • 1971 - The Miami County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 2001 - The Great Miami Riverway project is launched, focusing on recreational development along the river.