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Stagecoach Lines in Southwestern Ohio
When Ohio Was The "Wild West"Northwest Terratory, short history & map
West Chester Township
History of West Chester and early southwestern Ohio history
Ohio Wagon Road grants
Delaware Indian Road
Dayton-Franklin-Middletown-Hamilton-Cincinnati Stagecoach Line (1818)Middle-America.org archives
Elk Creek, in Madison Township
Brownstown near Trenton
Monroe was half-way between Dayton and Cincinnati, and was a principle stage stop. Voorhes and Rucker owned the lines.
Ohio Stage Company: Cincinnati, Lebanon, West Middletown, Eaton, RichmondCincinnati
Two miles north of Sharonville, Spread Eagle inn, on Mt. Pisgah. This was a stop on the Underground Railroad
Golden Lamb, Lebanon
Eaton * Richmond
Western Stage Company: Cincinnati, Trenton, West Middletown, DaytonCincinnati
Poasttown * Carlisle * Dayton
"For forty years or more there has been an omnibus run daily between New London and Cincinnati. The Western Stage Company carried on staging 35 years ago. John R. BEVIS was an early proprietor; from him it passed into the hands of his brother, Jesse C., who quite recently sold out to Charles SHIELDS, who, in turn, sold to Clements BUTTERFIELD. In former days, before the time of pikes, an old-fashioned leather-spring stage was run between Cincinnati and Connersville. The trip was made in three days. Frederic GEORGE was among the first and most permanent drivers." from the 1882 A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio, in Morgan township. See this page also for more info on early roads.)
Mail Stage: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Dayton"In 1825 the Cincinnati and Dayton mail stage ran once a week between Cincinnati and Dayton. It left Cincinnati every Monday at 4 A. M., and arrived at Hamilton the same day by 6 P. M. It left Hamilton every Tuesday at 4 A. M., and arrived at Dayton the same day at 6 P. M. From Dayton it left every Friday at 4 A. M., reaching Hamilton the same day by 6 P. M. It departed from Hamilton every Saturday at 4 A.M. and arrived at Cincinnati the same day by 6 P. M." A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Eaton and Richmond lineMentioned in the Elk Creek bicentennial sketch for Madison Township
Okeana (Butler County, Morgan twp.)A member of the Morgan Township Historical Society thinks that the Grover Nugent house in Okeana was a stagecoach stop. The house is now gone. There definitely was a bus line going through Morgan Twp. before the 1840s. It went from Cincy to Brookville, Indiana. - Jill Evans, MTHS
Oxford, Millford, CincinnatiStage route established about 1835
Oxford had several taverns, houses, and bars for travelers, some of whom went on to Bath Springs or Brookville, IN.
Accomodation Stagecoach LineUS Route 42: In the early 1800s, a part of what is now US Route 42 in Greene and Warren Counties was used by the Accommodation (Stagecoach) Line route (source)
Waynesville: historic houses on the Accommodation Line, which connected Cincinnati with the National Road (old route 40) at Springfield.
Corwin: the Accomodation Line followed the western ridge of the Little Miami River. This Franklin-Trenton Road followed an old Indian trail. This stage line was eventually replaced with the Little Miami Railroad, which ran through Corwin in Warren County.
Other Ohio Stage Lines and StopsOhio Stage Company, Fairfield County
Germantown and the Germantown Turnpike
National Road, originally the Cumberland Road
SW Ohio Rivers, Trails, State ParksJohn Bryan State Park
Little Miami River trails, Greene County
Little Miami Scenic Trail
Loveland to South Lebanon, Buckeye Trail along the Little Miami [inc. map]
Williamsburg section, Buckeye Trail
East Fork trails, Clermont County
People and Stories of StagecoachesBlue Ball, Samuel Dick, Joseph Parks
Diary of Fortesque M. Cuming, traveling to the Zane Trace around Chillicothe, OH: 1807
Charles Dickens came to the Golden Lamb, Lebanon
Mary Fields, "Stagecoach Mary"
Stagecoaches and big freight wagons replaced the keelboat, so in 1815 Mike Fink moved further west.
James Shields, died in a stagecoach accident, 1831
Miami Valley Vignettes: Pioneers and the Next Generation
Current Historical Programs and Re-enactmentsBuckeye Trail Blue Blazes hikes with scheduled events
Southwestern Ohio Genealogy & Historic Events Calendar: free to add or check local events
Genealogy and Historic Event Calendar: free to add or check local events
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