Phoneton Historical

Phoneton Historical (HM1TID)

Location: Tipp City, OH 45371 Miami County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 53.82', W 84° 8.123'

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The 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 repeater station to boost transmission for the company's long distance lines between Pittsburgh and St. Louis. The first operations were located in the local Grange Hall. This soon proved to be too small, and AT&T built a three story structure to house telegraph and operator assisted station-to-station calls.
The top floor housed the telegraph operations. Personal and business messages as well as communications for the Associated Press, and United Press, and International news Service were handled here.
The second floor contained the long distance center. Operators were responsible for 120 circuits that connected east and west coasts and all other parts of the nation. Special emergency circuits were also located here for use by the press and government agencies. Electric power was provided by on-site generators to make sure that operations would continue in any weather.
Telephone switching operations ceased in 1936 with the installation of an automated system at the AT&T office in Dayton. Part of the original three story building remains.
Series This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series
Placed By 2011 by Bill and Trish Eccles
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 744908 N 4420254
Decimal Degrees39.89700000, -84.13538333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 53.82', W 84° 8.123'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 53' 49.2" N, 84° 8' 7.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4440 W National Rd, Tipp City OH 45371, US
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