Remarkable Ohio


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30-55 Phoneton

Side A: 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.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Miami County Milestones Committee, The Miami County Foundation, The Troy Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 4485 E US 40, 
Tipp City, 
Location: Just E of the intersection of US 40 and OH 202
Latitude: 39.8976550
Longitude: -84.1314220