Deerfield- South Lebanon
Deerfield was laid out around 1795 and in 1802 Major Benjamin Stites, his son Benjamin, Jr., and John Gano officially recorded the village’s plat. A part of the great tide of Americans moving into the Northwest Territory (and Ohio after 1803), Deerfield’s early inhabitants included Revolutionary war veteran Ephraim Kibbey as well as Andrew Lytle, Nathan Kelly, William Snook, and War of 1812 veteran David Sutton. Deerfield was so called because it was a settlement in Deerfield Township, Hamilton County in the 1790s. (Continued on other side)
(Continued from other side) Deerfield became a part of Union Township in Warren County when the township was organized in 1815. The community’s post office designation changed to South Lebanon in 1871. South Lebanon was the original site of King’s Great Western Powder Works, a black powder manufacturer, around 1878, the J.M. Hayner Canning Company until 1917, the Fred Mushroom Products Company until 1982, the original Duff’s Famous Smorgasbord restaurant beginning in 1967, and Kash’s Bargain Barn, a furniture and appliance store well-known through the early 1980s because of TV
Erected 2017 by South Lebanon Historical Society, Village Mayor and Council, The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 17-83.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 39° 21.977′ N, 84° 13.088′ W. Marker is in South Lebanon, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is on South Main (Ohio Route 48) near Railroad Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at the Trail Head Park on the Little Miami Scenic Trail, where the Little Miami Railway crossed old Route 48. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 392 South Main, South Lebanon OH 45065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Township Town Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); The King Mansion / Ahimaaz King (1839-1909) (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gershom Moore Peters, LLD / Peters Cartridge Company (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mounts Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); Broadway Bridge (approx. 4½ miles away); Jeremiah Morrow's Barn (approx. 4.6 miles away); Lebanon Library / Harmon Hall (approx. 4.6 miles away); Interurban Railway and Terminal Company: Rapid Railway (approx. 4.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.