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Trenton in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Founder's Park

 
 
Founder's Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. Founder's Park Marker
Inscription.  Site of the home of Trenton's founder, Michael Pearce, and his wife, Phebe Squier Pearce. The family migrated from New Jersey in 1801, purchased 1,500 acres, and settled in this location. Michael Pearce and David Enyeart platted the village of 33 lots in 1816 under the name of Bloomfield. The name was changed to Trenton in 1820 upon application for a Post Office.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1801.
 
Location. 39° 28.854′ N, 84° 27.527′ W. Marker is in Trenton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street (Ohio Route 73) and Miami Street / Hamilton Road, on the left when traveling west on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton OH 45067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Village of Trenton / The Elk Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Village of Miltonville (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bambo Harris Grist Mill
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Busenbark / Dr. Charles F. Richter (approx. 1.8 miles away); Road of Remembrance (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Amish Mennonite Settlement (approx. 2˝ miles away); Chrisholm (approx. 2.6 miles away); Woodsdale (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Founder's Park. The pioneer Elk Creek Baptist Church cemetery is on the rise immediately west of Founder's Park.
 
Also see . . .  City of Trenton. (Submitted on April 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Founder's Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
2. Founder's Park Marker
Deacon Michael Pearce Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Deacon Michael Pearce Grave Marker
Phebe Pearce Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Phebe Pearce Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,039 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on March 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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