Hamilton in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Old Log Building
This log building, which was erected while this part of the country was still a wilderness, is a silent tribute to the courageous and hardy Americans who preceded you who read this. This tribute symbolizes the strength and character of which we are all so proud.
The building was erected sometime about 1804 on the west side of Hamilton then called Rossville. It sat on the south side of Boudinot Street between Second and Third Streets, since renamed “C” and “D” Streets. Boudinot is now Park Avenue.
The cabin has been owned by no less than 57 persons. R.B. Hershner, the last owner, donated it for reconstruction, and Walter A. Rentschler and Thomas B. Rentschler provided funds for its reconstruction and restoration on this site.
Masonry work was provided by brick and masonry apprentices of the Hamilton Area Unit Masonry Association.
Placement on this site seemed most fitting, for it was here that Fort Hamilton was erected in 1791 - and from this, our community had its beginnings.
Erected 1964 by Butler County Park District and Butler County Historical Society.
Location. 39° 24.021′ N, 84° 33.898′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ohio Click for map. Marker is about 75 feet south of the Soldiers, Sailors, and Pioneers Memorial (at Monument Avenue, High Street, and the Great Miami River). Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton OH 45013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Dean Howells (here, next to this marker); Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (a few steps from this marker); A Pioneer Family (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers, Sailors, and Pioneers Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Old Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of Fort Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); French Exploration (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hamilton.
Also see . . . History of Hamilton, Ohio. (Submitted on May 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.