The Village of Germantown

The Village of Germantown (HMJQZ)

Location: Germantown, OH 45327 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 37.487', W 84° 22.251'

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On October 4th, 1814, a clerk dipped his pen into an inkstand, and made a boldly scripted entry in the Records of Montgomery County.

His entry showed that one Philip Gunckel had filed a plat plan for the Village of Germantown.

It was a unique design, laid off in eight blocks which were twenty perches (330 feet) square, running from Mulberry Street to Walnut Street, and from Market Street to Back (Warren) Street.

Each block was divided by a diagonal alley system, the hub of which was a central open space some 66 feet square.

While the clerk failed to set down Philip Gunckel's rationale for the plan, it seems clear that the village's precise and methodical German settlers wanted their building fronts close to uncluttered streets, with buggies parked and horses stables in the rear. The central square not only served as a turn-around space, but also as a beckoning place where children gathered to play.
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Historical Society of Germantown
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 725661 N 4389416
Decimal Degrees39.62478333, -84.37085000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 37.487', W 84° 22.251'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 37' 29.22" N, 84° 22' 15.06" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 W Market St, Germantown OH 45327, US
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