Butler County History

Former Congressman Walter E. Powell served Butler County for many decades.

Former Congressman Walter E. Powell passed away on January 17th, 2020. Former Congressman Walter E. Powell (1971-1974) passed away Friday. Powell began his career as a city clerk of Fairfield in 1956. He successfully ran for Fairfield City council in 1958. He then won the election for State Representative in 1962 and 1964. In 1967 he won the election for State Senator. In 1970 he ran for Ohio Secretary of State. His son, Judge Stephen Powell, released this statement: "My father, Walter E. Powell, M.C. passed away Friday. As you may or may not know, Dad was active in the ...
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Butler County History- A Local Hero: Butler County’s Van Derveer served as Lawyer, Military General, Sheriff and Judge.

A Local Hero: Butler County’s Ferdinand Van Derveer Served as a Lawyer, General, Sheriff, and Judge By Staff Report Ferdinand Van Derveer of Butler County is one of many local heroes. He not only served his country, but he worked in the county as a lawyer, general, sheriff and a judge. He was even a postmaster at one point. Dating back to the 1800’s, he’s one of only a few citizens to hold such impressive titles. One of his most notable roles was he became a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Born in Middletown ...
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A Butler County Cemetery is the site of a local urban legend: Meet Trenton’s Hatchet Man.

Butler County Ohio, Staff Report Urban legends are stories that seem to take on a life of their own. In the story of Trenton Ohio’s “Hatchet Man,” this seems to be the case. Trenton Ohio Hatchet Man Urban Legend Allegedly, a very long time ago, the caretaker of the Hickory Flat Cemetery, located just outside Trenton Ohio, had entered the cemetery at dusk to close cemetery for the day. At which time and for no known reason a crazed unknown assailant attacked the caretaker with a hatchet.  The assailant then disposed of the caretaker’s body by chopping it into small ...
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Five Things to Know about Ancient Mounds in Butler County Ohio.

"Butler County may truthfully be said to be one of the most interesting spots on the continent so far as its archaeological remains are concerned," said John P. MacLean author of The Moundbuilders, Archaeology of Butler County, Ohio. published in 1879 by Robert Clarke & Co., Cincinnati. Five things to know about Ancient Mounds and Cultures of Butler County Ohio. People have lived in what we now know as Butler County since around 13,000 BCE. Several cultures lived here before us. 2. There were several types of mounds and structures discovered in Butler County. The types included burial, signal, ceremonial ...
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Butler County Ohio Fairfield Twp

Fairfield Twp was created in 1803 and was given the name by pioneers because of the beauitful landscape.

Today Butler County Connect takes a deep dive into the township of Fairfield! We all know our beloved local townships and cities, but do you know the history behind their names? Follow along with us as Butler County Connect dives into our history! Today Butler County Connect takes a deep dive into the township of Fairfield! Fairfield Twp was created in 1803 and was given the name by pioneers because of the beautiful landscape. In fact, Butler Counties Fairfield is one of seven Fairfield townships in all of Ohio! What can we say? We have gorgeous land in Ohio. Might ...
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There is only one Lemon Twp in Ohio and it’s in Butler County Ohio! Do you know the history behind Lemon TWP? Learn more Lemon TWP Ohio.

We all know our beloved local townships and cities, but do you know the history behind their names? Follow along with us as Butler County Connect dives into our history! Today Butler County Connect takes a deep dive into the township of Lemon! Staff Writer J.Z.Foster Lemon is unique as it is the only Lemon Township statewide! This from an era when it wasn’t hard to find repeat names all over the place (hey, why not? Not like people were doing a lot of traveling back then to get confused with repeat names!). It is a township inside the city ...
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Locals are attempting to save an Ancient Earthwork located in Butler County. Fortified Hill is up for auction.

Here we are on Fortified Hill, it still exists! Video transcript- Actually, in 1836, the first mayor Hamilton James McBride came up here with a survey team and mapped out this place. This place is a sacred site that the Hopewell Indians built probably 2000 years plus or minus by hand. What we know from the archaeologists when they did core sampling of the soil is that they found that they were areas where at certain times, there was no pollen. And what that indicated is, if there was no pollen, then there were no trees on this hill. And ...
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We all know our beloved local townships and cities, but do you know the history behind their names? Today Butler County Connect takes a look at the township of Morgan!

We all know our beloved local townships and cities, but do you know the history behind their names? Today Butler County Connect takes a look at the township of Morgan! Follow along with us as Butler County Connect dives into our history! Today Butler County Connect takes a look at the township of Morgan! Born in New Jersey, and growing up in Virginia, Daniel Morgan was not native to the region now known as township of Morgan or even Ohio! But as an important figure in our nation’s history, Ohio chose to honor him and created the Morgan township in ...
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Richards Pizza Founder Celebrates Milestone Birthday

Staff Report Everyone in town will be celebrating this milestone birthday with Richards Pizza and the Richards Famous Italian Steak Sandwich. Richard Underwood, founder of Richards Pizza is turning 90. You never know, he just might be celebrating his 90th birthday with his favorite Italian food – Richards Pizza. Underwood, a Hamilton resident, celebrated his 90th birthday this week. His wife, Peggy, had a birthday on July 10, and their daughter, Karen, will celebrate a birthday on July 24. “There are three of us that all have birthday’s in July, so we normally get together and celebrate them all at ...
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Centennial Celebration planned for Venice Pavilion on July 13th and 14th with door prizes, music, and vendors.

Venice Pavilion celebrates 100 years Everyone is invited to celebrate Venice Pavilion 100 years celebration After the 1909 fire destroyed the Och's Tavern which stood on the site since 1817 the Herman Brothers were hired to build what would become a landmark and attraction in Butler County Ohio. A Butler County Landmark Walter and Stanley Schradin along with their mother Mollie owned the Venice Pavilion. The building had its grand opening on 4 of July. The basement had 3 bowling lanes and 4 billiard tables, the main floor had a soda fountain and a candy and tobacco shop and served ...
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