Butler County History

Joe Nuxhall Day! The youngest player to appear during a major league baseball game.

North End Civic Organizations Hosting City-Wide ‘Joe Nuxhall Day!’ By: Jeff Gambrell HAMILTON - Next month marks a historic milestone for one of North End’s most famous resident’s, Joe Nuxhall. It was seventy-five years ago that on June 10, 1944, at the youthful age of fifteen years old, Joe Nuxhall gained national attention becoming the youngest player to appear during a major league baseball game. To commemorate the occasion, Hamilton’s North End Citizens for Community Action (NECCA) and Renewing the North End From Within (RENEW) are co-hosting a city-wide ‘Joe Nuxhall Day!’ which they hope to make an annual event ...
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Go see the inside of the Soldiers, Sailors and Pioneers Monument this weekend

Things to do in Butler County Ohio Photo credit: Butler County Historical Society Staff ReportHAMILTON — If you haven't visited the Butler County Soldiers, Sailors and Pioneers Monument that was built to honor those who have sacrificed their lives in service to the country, now is the time to see it. And if it's simply been a while, go again ... things have been changing there as the monument celebrates one year with its doors open again after having been closed to the public for some time. The monument on Front Street in Hamilton is open on Memorial Day, and ...
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Butler County, Courthouse, Historic Hamilton Ohio

Middletown Ohio has a connection to the Underground Railroad

Miami-Erie Canal and the Underground Railroad Butler County Ohio is full of history and places of interest. Abdul: Abdul Shakur Ahmad is my name, a native Middletownian, and I've done research on the history of Middletown as it relates to the Underground Railroad. And I came to know by looking at this marker that was dedicated today years ago, and then there's a monument across the street from the Canal Museum stating that the Miami Erie canal was an underground railroad route. So I said, “Really?” And so as I started to research of Mr. Siebert, the historian on the ...
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Downtown Middletown Castell Building, Est 1915. A NEW Chapter being written

Better known as the Castell Building, (the engraved stone near the top reads Sebald Building). The Castell or Sebald Building was constructed on this site in 1915 replacing a warehouse that was connected to Sebald Brewery. The building was named for Castell, Germany, the birthplace of William Sebald. For many years, the Castell Building housed the Castell Drug Store. The upper levels were used for offices housing dentists, real estate brokers, hairdressers, and physicians. It is one of the oldest structures in town and only one to be fireproof. William and Louis Sebald owned and operated the Sebald Brewery just ...
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Butler County History

Governor Bebb Metropark located in Butler County Ohio. Photo credit: E. Todd Fowler Local History in Butler County – William Bebb Known as a Whig Politician and the 19th Governor of Ohio, William Bebb is a famous Butler County native. Early Beginnings in Butler County. William Bebb was born on December 8th, 1802. In what was then known as Paddy’s Run, in the northern part of Hamilton County, Ohio. William Bebb was the first of three children, his parents Edward Bebb and Margaret Roberts Owens were some of the early residents in the small town of Paddy’s Run. Today, it ...
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Bambo Harris and Miltonville Ohio. Butler County history.

Miltonvillle, Ohio! Butler County Ohio History Bambo Harris, a freed slave built a successful grist mill business in Butler County Ohio. He was one of the first black residents of Butler County Ohio. Photo credit E. Todd Fowler The village of Miltonville is a small community nestled in the northern part of Madison Township, Butler County, Ohio. Founded and platted in 1816 by George Bennett, Theophilus Eaglesfield, and Richard V. V. Crane. Miltonville is about 1.4 miles north of Trenton and near the intersection of Elk Creek and Howe roads. Elk Creek has served two grist mills, the first one ...
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Little Chicago part 3- The life and times of Johnny Black

Johnny Black was an international music star who lived in Butler County. His songs sold millions of copies. Yet Johnny struggled with his personal life. Johnny success came many years after his death. Watch this video detailing the life of Johnny Black. Follow more local history at https://butlercountyoh.us/butler-county-history/ ...
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The Oldest Fairfield Ohio Community Civic Club Hosts a Chili Cook-off. Ten Chili Cooks Compete for the Title!

The Oldest Civic Group in Fairfield Tucked away on Hunter Road is the oldest civic community group in Fairfield Ohio. The Fairfield Civitan Club has served the area since 1954. The chilly weather on Saturday, March 17, made for the perfect day to host a Chili Cook-off. 10 chili cook teams brought their best pot to allow Fairfield’s chili connoisseur and aficionados to test their chili creations. $5.00 for a tasting spoon granted the spoon holder freedom to sample and judge ten of Fairfield’s best homemade chilis. Chili Competition Competing for the title of “Winner of the 1st Annual Civitan ...
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The Stockton Club was located near Mack Road and Seward Road. Learn more about this piece of Butler County history.

Butler County History Butler County Ohio has a unique history with prohibition. The Stockton Club, located near what is now Mack Rd and Seward Rd was a hotbed of corruption, fast living, and booze. Watch this video and get more details surrounding this area, The Stockton Club and the activities that allegedly occurred at the Club ...
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Farewell Round-Up and Skating on Main!

Farewell Round UP and Skating on Main!  Hamilton History  The Round-Up Roller Rink got its start in the 1970s Hamilton, Ohio. Today demolition of the classic venue is underway.  It was closed August 17th, 2017 under the name Skating on Main which had owned the building for the past 10 years. The roller rink was effectively demolished Friday morning.  The Round-Up Roller Rink tells a story of many Hamiltonians pasts: the Friday and Saturday night skating extravaganza was the thing to do for many of us as kids.  One chaperone described the rink as a great and safe way for ...
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