Fun trivia and history about Butler County, Ohio. Towns include Fairfield, Ross, West Chester, Hamilton, and Oxford.
From the Butler County, Ohio Engineer's office. Well done! credit and source: www.bceo.org
TRIVIA AND FACTOIDS
- The only President to attend school in Butler County was Benjamin Harrison.
- Butler County has three airports -- Butler County Regional Airport in Hamilton/Fairfield, Hook Field Municipal Airport in Middletown, and Miami University Airport in Oxford Township.
- Monroe was the most recent incorporated area in Butler County to grow from being a village to a city.
- Reily and Morgan Townships are the only Butler County townships that do not have at least part of an incorporated area within their boundaries.
- The soldier on top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Hamilton is identified with the Civil War.
- The Cities of Middletown and Monroe each overlap into neighboring Warren County.
- The City of Sharonville, primarily in Hamilton County, overlaps into Butler County's West Chester Township.
- The Village of College Corner overlaps north into Preble County and west into the State of Indiana....the state line runs through the center of town.
- The Village of Jacksonburg is Ohio's smallest incorporated community.
- Armco Steel (now AK Steel) in Middletown began operations in 1902.
- During World War l, the Liberty Bell traveled through Hamilton at 4th and High Street on a train and also stopped at the San Francisco Exposition.
- The first roads paved in Butler County were in 1897.
- The first explorer to reach Butler County arrived in 1749 and was from France.
- The first hospital in Butler County was Mercy Hospital, built in 1892.
- Lane Public Library first opened its doors in 1866.
- In 1885, the telephone became available to a large number of citizens in Middletown.
- The last settler killed by Indians in Butler County occurred in 1790.
- The Miami-Erie Canal passed through Butler County and connected the Ohio River at Cincinnati to Lake Erie near Toledo.
- The highest per capita concentration of veterans in the whole country from one war is in Butler County. That war was the Vietnam War.
- Six counties border Butler County -- Preble, Montgomery, Warren, Hamilton, Franklin (Indiana), and Union (Indiana).
- Miami University in Oxford was the first college established west of the Allegheny Mountains.
- Butler County was the birthplace of a czar -- Kenesaw Mountain Landis, born in Millville, who became the first Commissioner of Baseball.
- Three Butler County townships were named after famous generals -- Morgan, Wayne, and St. Clair.
- The first Butler County Fair was held in 1831.