The following details are subject to change:

Friday, Sept. 13, 5:00-8:00 p.m. -- Explore the Clark County Historical Society Museum and get a preview of next day’s activities. 

Saturday, Sept. 14, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. --  Bus tour from Springfield to Cambridge City following the historic Dayton Cutoff (a counterfeit National Road built to funnel traffic through Dayton) in the morning. 

Returning eastward in the afternoon via the historic National Road, with attention to period buildings, bridges and remnants of both the Miami & Erie Canal and the Whitewater Canal, and with lunch at the residence of Indiana Civil War Governor Oliver Hazard Perry Morton in Centerville, Indiana.

Saturday, Sept 14, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. -- Evening banquet with speaker at Knights of Columbus Hall in Springfield (Leffel at Bird Road), catered by Rudy’s Smokehouse. 

Sunday, Sept. 15, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. -- Optional activities.


Please contact either Mike Morthorst at 513-791-6481 or; 
or Mark Renwick at 937-605-3207 or m.renwick

Quality Inn, 383 East Leffel Lane in Springfield. Ohio

Dayton Cutoff


​Tour Headquarters will be the Quality Inn, 

383 East Leffel Lane in Springfield (I-70 exit 54
at State Route 72). Contact Quality Inn at
937-323-8631 for reservations at a
​pre-arranged rate of
$69 per night plus tax.

Whitewater Canal State Site

Clark County Historical Society Museum

As my friend and I drove into Centerville, I thought for a moment that we had driven through a tear in the fabric of time.

Wagon Routes from Springfield to Indiana

September 13-15, 2019

An exploration of the National Road and the Dayton Cutoff Between Springfield, Ohio and Cambridge City, Indiana, jointly sponsored by the Canal Societies of Ohio and Indiana.