Butler County History

Video Report: Why Hamilton Ohio was the Melting Pot of America in 1919. Home to Little Chicago, Prohibition and The Stockton Club

Little Chicago - Small Town, Big Ideas At the turn of the 1900's Hamilton Ohio was a melting pot of America. Industry and commerce grew rapidly. One of the largest industries was beer. Hamilton had many breweries and they all came to an abrupt stop in May of 1919. The Dawn of Prohibition Butler County Connect presents Little Chicago Part 2 Dawn of the Prohibition. Butler County 1919 history. The Stockton Club Stockton Ohio was a jumping-off point between Hamilton and Cincinnati. Located near Rt 4 and Seward Rd The Stockton Club was known for music, fun and much more ...
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Butler County Historic Markers

Butler County Historic Markers Trail- Virtual Tour

Butler County Historical Marker Virtual Tour Updated on March 15, 2020. This was first published on April 3, 2017. Butler County is full of rich history.  We have historical markers all over the county that teaches us about our past. Explore your home and find a new place on the Butler County Historic Markers Trail. Scroll down to view the Historical Marker virtual tour Pictures provided by the taxpayer-funded Ohio History Connection.  Learn more here. Click the map markers to find the Butler County historical markers near you. The Miami Canal Where: 5701 Reigart Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011 What does ...
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Hamilton City Council Celebrates Black History Month by Honoring Local Prominent African American Leaders

Hamilton City Council Celebrates Black History Month with Guest Speaker Rev. Marvin G. Sutton, Sr.  By: Jeff Gambrell HAMILTON - Displayed within Hamilton City Council Chambers during Wednesday evening’s meeting were the biographies of prominent African American leaders who served major roles in the city both presently as well as in years past. This display fell in line with the city’s observance of Black History Month, an annual celebration regarding the achievements made by African Americans towards U.S. history. Every President since 1976 has designated February as the official month for its observance. Among the names listed on Hamilton’s display ...
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Ron D’Epifanio will be missed by many in Fairfield and the surrounding Communities. Service schedule announced.

On January 21, 2020, the City of Fairfield and surrounding communities lost a huge supporter, Ron D'Epifanio passed after a brief illness. He was 78 years old. He moved to Fairfield over 40 years ago and quickly became active in several businesses, coaching youth sports, the local republican party, and Fairfield politics. He served as Mayor and on City Council multiple times since 1995. He was an ordained minister and enjoyed performing marriage ceremonies for many in the tri-state. In 2013, he received the National Youth Football Coach of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Youth Football ...
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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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