Butler County History

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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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Butler County Ohio is home to Ancient Mounds. Butler County history.

Did you know that in 1879 Butler County Ohio was home to over 250 ancient mounds? Learn about the largest signal mound to survive urban sprawl located in #ButlerCounty #Ohio ...
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What is your Life’s Blueprint, Middletown?

What is your Life’s Blueprint, Middletown? By Jeri Lewis January 15, 2018, is the remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther Kings birth. In the city of Middletown for the whole month of January, a number of groups gather in remembrance, but it is a story of a young father and his son’s that has left a lasting impression on me. After the march from the City building was canceled due to weather, it was the heart of a dad that decided he shall overcome anyway and brave the winter storm. Not only did he brave it, but so did 8 other ...
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The growth continues in Liberty Township! Read about news in Liberty Twp.

The growth continues in Liberty Township! By: Christine Matacic The growth continues in Liberty Township. In 2017, over 20 new businesses opened, with 15 more announcing they are coming soon to our community. In addition to the commercial growth, Liberty continues to be among those leading our region in new housing starts. Permits issued through November for new commercial was 36 while new single-family housing was 271. Almost 10 miles of roads were paved along with numerous road projects; a new Fire Chief was hired; a new Fire Levy passed and through November, Fire/EMS responders answered 2,524 calls while our ...
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A cold start to 2018. Check out the partially frozen Great Miami River.

A cold start to 2018. The Great Miami River is partially covered with ice as the temperature stay dangerously low. Negative temperatures have been part of our current weather pattern for several days. When going outside be sure to dress in layers. Be sure to bring your pets inside. This video shows the ice coverage morning and evening ...
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UPDATE UPDATE! THIS EVENT WAS CANCELED. NOW BACK ON FOR SATURDAY. Read more “United we stand as one people, Happy New Year Hamilton”- John Drury- The Dancing Trucker is organizing a community event

Update 12/28/2017 12:49 PM John Drury a.k.a The Dancing Trucker had a change of heart and informed Butler County Connect he decided to reinstate the UNITY line on Saturday at 1 PM. In addition to a slight health issue, John reported the City had not issued a permit for the event. After the cancellation was announced the City reached out to John and has promised approval by the end of business today. Stay tuned for more details as they come available. Update 12/28/2017 11:33 a.m. This event has been canceled due to illness. The Dancing Trucker is unable to make this event. Check back ...
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