Rural Electrification

Rural Electrification (HMBAM)

Location: Piqua, OH 45356 Miami County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 9.003', W 84° 12.156'

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On November 14, 1935, the rural electrification movement got its start in Piqua with the installation of the first electric pole financed by the Rural Electrification Administration (REA). In partnership with the Miami Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., the pole was constructed to support a power line of 193 miles, bringing electricity to nearly 700 farms in the county. At the time the REA was established by the federal government, only 10% of the rural population had electricity. Today, electric cooperative lines reach more than 36 million consumers in 47 states.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number10-55
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, Ohio Rural Rlectric Cooperatives, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 2:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 738277 N 4448163
Decimal Degrees40.15005000, -84.20260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 9.003', W 84° 12.156'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 9' 0.18" N, 84° 12' 9.36" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 344 E US Route 36, Piqua OH 45356, US
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