Miltonville in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Village of Miltonville
The village of Miltonville, located along the banks of Elk Creek, was platted in 1816 by George Bennett, Theophilus Eaglesfield, and Richard V. V. Crane. The creek served two grist mills, one built around 1804 and operated by a free black, Bambo Harris, and the second built by George Bennett in 1815. An Indian burial ground was located on the east bank of Elk Creek near the site of Huff's Ferry. Eagle Tavern, the area's first three-story brick inn, was a stopover for stagecoach lines traveling the Miltonville-Trenton Turnpike. The village was known for pottery factories, vineyards and wineries, and Frisch's brickyard, established in 1880. The United Brethren Church, organized in 1811, and Miltonville Cemetery were the sites of church conferences and celebrations. The Miltonville School operated from the 1800s to 1936, and the local post office was in service during the years 1889-1904.
Erected 1996 by Trenton Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 30.068′ N, 84° 27.634′ W. Marker is in Miltonville, Ohio, in Butler County Touch for map. Marker is near the South Madison Township Fire Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4398 Elk Creek Road, Middletown OH 45042, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bambo Harris Grist Mill (here, next to this marker); The Village of Trenton / The Elk Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Founder's Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Middletown Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Busenbark / Dr. Charles F. Richter (approx. 2.8 miles away); Middletown World War II Memorial Chapel & Plaza (approx. 2.8 miles away); Middletown Korean Conflict Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Butler County Civil War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away).
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Education • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,136 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.