Bunker Hill / Dog Town

Bunker Hill / Dog Town (HM21C1)

Location: Hamilton, OH 45013 Butler County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 25.081', W 84° 43.496'

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Bunker Hill The Millville, Reilly and Milton Turnpike brought prosperity to the
village now renamed Bunker Hill. School House No. 10 stood nearby
from 1849-1857. By 1860 clothing manufacturing was the major
business here. A Post Office was established in 1852. A Universalist
church was dedicated in 1855. During the Civil War, the Peace
Democrats, called Copperheads, were active in this area. Ohio
Congressman Clarence Vallandingham, future Peace Democrat leader,
campaigned here in 1860 and a traditional Democratic Party pole
raising was held here in 1863. Coopers, cobblers, blacksmiths,
wagon shops, saddlers, a sorghum mill, a huckster (traveling sales-
man), a photographer, a clothes pin factory, a band, a music
teacher, and a baseball team were here during the 19th century.
The Post Office closed in 1906. By 1912, the church had closed.
Dog Town Thomas Burk Sr purchased a quarter section of federal land here
in 1804. A school house was erected on this purchase in 1809.
That same year, a road was built on Indian Creek west of this marker.
Obadiah Welliver opened a tavern on his purchase in 1812. Burk
sold his grist mill in 1818 and it is thought that the hamlet around
this mill was called Dogtown because of a vicious dogfight there.
In 1825, Reily Post Office was established at Welliver's
That year a woolen mill with textile production machinery was
built by Elias Sayres, near the sawmill. Multi-millionaire Elias
Jackson ("Lucky") Baldwin (1828-1909), the founder of Santa Anita
Racetrack near Los Angeles, was born here.
HM NumberHM21C1
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Year Placed2013
Placed ByLCNB National Bank Wm. E. Smith Charitable Trust Reilly Township Historical Society The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 695847 N 4365635
Decimal Degrees39.41801667, -84.72493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 25.081', W 84° 43.496'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 25' 4.86" N, 84° 43' 29.76" W
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Area Code(s)513
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5087-5265 Reily Millville Rd, Hamilton OH 45013, US
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