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 - a Hamilton 130 Years Old Today What Century Has...
a Hamilton 130 Years Old Today What Century Has Wrought in One of Ohio's First Settlements--Age Greater Than That of Any Large City With Sole Exception Cincinnati--From Row of Frontier Houses to Great Industrial By OI.l.IE POTTENGER 1794 -- HnmilUtn-- 102-t . Hamilton is l.'iO years old tnd«v. The town of Hamilton was laid .out by JaraoJ Lurilow on the 17th of Dec. 1794. This was three ^ears alter Ft. Hamilton was built by St. Clair's army, nnd nine years before the organization 6f llutler County. The town was firr.t called "Fail-field" but later adopted the nanw of the Fort. The spncc between Market street ;nd Court street, and between Front Btrcet nnd the Miami River was not laid out in lots until 1817 owing to the fact that very few people lived in thiU part of town, »nd those few were mostly detached soldiers of Wayne's Army who hart remained there when the army disbanded. A two story hotiM stood ttw river in the neighborhood of Heiser's Floral Shop. General Wilkinson erected it for the iiccomodatinn nt the officers of his army. Near it WM « row of stafile?. built of round hickory logs with the bark peeled o f f , crifiinnlly built for th; horses of the officers.and cavalry. Later both trn* house and stnhlcs were used by W m . McClelland for a Tavern and hostelry. John Torrcnco kept a tavern at tbe corner of Dnyton and Water streets. It was in this tavern that the first regular term of Common Picas Court of llutler iuiin- ly was hold. Isaac Stanley later kept a tavern on Front street with a sign of a "block" John Sutherland kept » store, ond carried on an cxtonslvn trade with the Indians. Further north were wveral »hop» and cabins. In the south part of town livcti John Greene, Aznnu Thorn, lien). Davis, I.ndlow 1'icrson and otiicrs. On the west bank of tho i ivcr a ;olitary log houae in which lived Archibald Tulbcrt who kcnt n Tir.- ern nnd Ferry. RossviiJc was not yet in cxi--.tcnrc. Rossville was surveyed ami Uiid out in 180-1 by John lliley. A p.istnffioe was established in Hamilton in ISO! nnd Jolm Riloy unpointed Postmaster. He received his appointment from President Thomas Jcffi.r.ion. This postoffico was on n horseback route from Cincinnati as far as Troy. Mail rame .once a week. JoKn W. [rwln did for H a m About ISRfi John W. Irwin was by (h« Karmlton-Somcrvillc- (Conllmied em Page S)

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  1. The Journal News,
  2. 17 Dec 1924, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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