Phoneton (HMIV8)

Location: Tipp City, OH 45371 Miami County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 53.859', W 84° 7.877'

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Once the center of telephone communications in America, Phoneton, originally platted as Phonetown, was established in 1893 by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) as the place to service and operate three major telephone and telegraph lines that intersected here on the National Road. AT&T built a repeater station to service the lines and employed as many as forty switchboard operators who lived in a hotel and boarding house constructed by the company. Other employees were bused in from neighboring towns. All operations were moved to Dayton in 1936.
HM NumberHMIV8
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number30-55
Year Placed2008
Placed ByMiami County Milestones Committee, The Miami County Foundation, The Troy Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 745256 N 4420337
Decimal Degrees39.89765000, -84.13128333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 53.859', W 84° 7.877'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 53' 51.54" N, 84° 7' 52.62" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4445-4677 W National Rd, Tipp City OH 45371, US
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