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Route for Presidential Pathways (aka Southwestern Ohio Scenic Byway) Starting in Cleves, OH 1. Shawnee Lookout Park 2008 Lawrenceburg Springhouse School and log cabin, & the Oxbow Wildlife Rd, North Bend, Oh picnicking, playgrounds, nature trails, Preserve boating. Learn about Wetlands Preservation Turn right on Lawrenceburg Rd, right on Dugan’s Gap Rd, Dugan’s Gap becomes Cliff Rd.—beautiful overlook of the Ohio River. 2. Congress Green Across Cliff Rd from Burial place of Harrison & Symmes Cemetery Harrison’s Tomb Families 3. Harrison’s Tomb 2 Cliff Rd, just west Burial place of Wm H Harrison, 9th US of US 50 President, (1773-1841) & family. Overlook Ohio River. North Bend is birthplace of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd US President (1833- 1901). Turn left on Brower Rd, then left on Miami Ave. 4. Cincinnati Whitewater 413 S. Miami Ave., The tunnel was an engineering marvel Canal Tunnel Cleves (Historic of its day on land donated by WH Marker will be on Harrison who was a leading proponent your left.) A few of its construction (1839-1843) The parking spots on canal was closed in 1856. The canal gravel near sign. route was used by the railroad. Continue north on Miami Ave. turn left on State Rd (Rt 264), then right on US 50. Turn right on Kilby Rd. 5. Kilby Rd US 50 north. Turn Follows the route of the Whitewater right on Kilby Rd. Canal—land donated by WH Harrison Left on Campbell Rd. Right on S. State Rd to Harrison 6. Whitewater Canal Corner of Campbell The land for the Ohio side of the Marker and State Whitewater Canal was donated by WH Harrison to improve commerce in the area. The right-of-way was later taken over for a railroad. Work on the canal started in 1836 in Indiana. 7. Morgan’s Raiders State Line Rd and Morgan and his Confederate cavalry Marker Harrison Ave. in W. invaded Harrison on July 13, 1863, Harrison. during the Civil War. They stayed about 3 hrs. looting businesses before they left. Right on Harrison Rd. Many sites are clustered in Harrison. Park the car and walk in the fresh air! Enjoy the restaurants and traditional Main Street atmosphere. 8. Downtown Harrison 100 & 200 blocks Named after WH Harrison, established National Main St. Harrison Ave. in 1850. Some of the properties here Program Designation Find out more about were donated by the Harrison family. the History of Harrison at the Village Historical Society www.harrisonhistorica lsociety.org Continue east on Harrison Rd out of Harrison. Turn Left (north) on New Haven Rd. 9. Gov. Othniel Looker 10580 Marvin Rd Built by Governor Looker (5th Home Private Home Please Governor of the State of Ohio) in 1804. call ahead for a tour. A little off the byway Point of interest 10. Miami Whitewater Hamilton Co. Park Great walking/biking path, golf, Forest District picnicking and camping. 9001 Mt Hope Rd. Turn Left on Oxford Rd. 12. Passmore Cabin Near intersection of Built between 1803 and 1816 Oxford Rd and Also slightly off the byway (Most Baughman Rd, located likely what Harrison would have seen behind fire station. while campaigning). The cabin was Park in Fire Station moved to this site in 2000. parking lot. Call Crosby Twp Historical Soc. for information 513-367- 9371 12. Whitewater Shaker Oxford Rd. Site of 1822 Shaker Village with 22 Village Contact 513-738-8764 buildings. Restorations began in 2006 (Contained in Miami for information and and are proceeding. The buildings are Whitewater Forest) access now part of the Miami Whitewater Forest. 13. Oxford Rd becomes Originally a Native American Trail Race Lane. ending at the Great Miami River. Students from Wm. Bebb’s Sycamore Grove School would race their horses along this road. The original Morgantown was located along Race Lane 14 Shandon, OH. Original Welsh Village in Ohio (1801). Race Lane dead ends Birthplace of Gov. Bebb. (See Morgan into Cincinnati Twp driving tour for more Brookville Rd (SR information). 126). If you turn right on SR 126, You will come to Shandon. Turn Left on St. Rt. 126 aka Cincinnati Brookville Rd. 15. Gov. Bebb Preserve 1979 Bebb Park Ln Pioneer Village and 1850 Covered off SR 126, Morgan Bridge in Park named for Ohio’s 19th Twp. Governor (and campaigner for William Henry Harrison). The Preserve contains the log cabin in which Gov. Bebb was born in 1799. Turn left out of the park on SR 126. Turn Right on SR 129 aka Hamilton Scipio Rd. Turn left on SR 732 aka Sample Rd. Follow SR 732 with Indian Creek Preserve on your left. SR 732 becomes Oxford Reilly Rd. 16. Indian Creek Preserve 1899 Oxford Reily Rd Picnic sites, nature trails, one mile of (SR 732) Indian Creek to explore. Indian (has a closed exit on Mound Springfield Rd) Stay on SR 732 into downtown Oxford. Park and walk. Restaurants available. 17. Visitors and 30 W. Park Pl. Check out Music in the Park (summers Convention Bureau (1/2 block northwest on Thursday evenings) of High & Main for Antique auto show, Porsche show, etc. brochures of the Check out the walking tour of Historic attractions in the Homes in Oxford. And the walking area.) tour of the University Historic District which includes the birthplace of Caroline Scott Harrison, wife of B.Harrison, the site of their wedding and a home where he boarded while attending Miami University. 18. Oxford Community 10. S. College Ave. Restored Oxford Women’s College, Arts Center Site of DAR Memorial to Caroline (Corner of College Scott Harrison, wife of Benjamin Ave. and High St west Harrison. A rally celebrating B. of Main St.) Harrison’s election as President held Oxford here. 19. Miami University Just east of Oxford, Alma Mater of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd (.3 miles east of Main OH between President of U.S., founded in 1809. & High Sts. in Oxford) Sycamore (N) and Museums: Chestnut Sts(S) and *Art Museum, 801 S. Patterson, between Campus Ave. *McGuffey Museum, 401 E. Spring St. (E) and SR 73 (W) *Limper Geology Museum, Shideler Hall, corner of Spring and Patterson *Anthropology Museum: 180 Upham Hall *Western College For Women, East of Patterson Ave. on Miami Campus. *Civil Rights Memorial, Western Ave. at Kumler Chapel 20. DeWitt Log House, restored log house of The DeWitt Family sponsored a built in 1805. one of first residents reception at The Mansion House (In Restored by the Oxford of Oxford. Off SR 73 Oxford) to celebrate WH Harrison’s Museum Association just east of MU election to the Presidency. campus 21. Black Covered Bridge Oxford Museum 1868 Covered Bridge, restored— SR 732 at Corso Rd. Association. Just off engineering feat in its day (4.5 miles south of SR 732 (Main) at Hueston Woods) Corso Rd. 22. Hueston Woods State 6301 Park Office Horseback riding, camping, golf, Park Road, College Corner, boating, hiking, Lodge with restaurant. OH 45003 23. Doty Farm House, Oxford Museum 1844 Farmhouse and Barn open for Barn and Cemetery Association tours and special events—see how 6969 Brown Rd, farming was practiced in the 1800’s, Oxford, OH 45056 periodic craft shows, lectures and special events.
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