The Historic National Road in OhioConstruction of the National Road was approaching Preble County in 1830, and the coming of the Road spurred the economic interests of local residents. John Mumma, the county surveyor, decided to purchase 158 acres of farmland for $7,900. He platted the town of Euphemia along the proposed route in May of 1839. During the first day's ale on October 1, 1839 ten of the village lots were sold. Euphemia became a boom town with three taverns, dry goods stores, three blacksmiths, carriage shops, a clothing store, and its own post office. New housing was brick instead of timber, creating a more modern and prosperous look for the community.
|Series||This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series|
|Placed By||The Ohio National Road Association, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 710569 N 4414530|
|Decimal Degrees||39.85470000, -84.53850000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 51.282', W 84° 32.31'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 51' 16.92" N, 84° 32' 18.6" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100 W Cumberland St, Lewisburg OH 45338, US|
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