Governor Bebb MetroPark
1979 Bebb Park Ln., Okeana, OH 45053
The Bebb Cabin, built in 1799, was the birthplace and boyhood home of William Bebb. Mr. Bebb was Ohio's 19th Governor. The cabin is one of six authentic log structures that were relocated to Governor Bebb MetroPark to form a representation of an early 19th century Pioneer Village.
2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, OH 45067
Christian Augspurger, leader of the Amish-Mennonite settlement in the river valley, built the original home at the Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. A fire destroyed this home in 1873. The year following the fire (1874), Christian's son, Samuel Augspurger, built the brick farmhouse that is presently on the Farmstead. The Augspurger House is open during scheduled programs and for special events.
Indian Creek MetroPark
3000 Indian Creek Rd., Reily Township, OH 45056
Dated back to 1810, the cemetery is home to the gravesites of some of the area's earliest settlers. Built in 1829, the brick meeting house is on the three-acre wooded site.
5351 Reily-Millville Rd., Reily Township, OH 45056
Veterans from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War are buried at the one-acre Bunker Hill Cemetery.
Historic Sites at a Glance
2/26/19 CLOSED - Stander PreserveStander Preserve in Reily Township is closed and shall remain closed until further notice. Please, visit the "NEWS" section for more information regarding this closure.
2/6/19 CLOSED - Sycamore Bluffs PreserveEntire parcel of real property now known as Sycamore Bluffs Preserve, including parking area adjacent to Four Mile Creek, is closed to the public effective February 6, 2019, and shall remain closed until further notice due to upcoming bridge construction work by Butler County. Please, visit our "news" section for more information regarding this closure.
12/20/18 Partial Closure of Pumpkin Vine Trail of Rentschler Forest MetroParkA portion of the Pumpkin Vine Trail of Rentschler Forest MetroPark is closed to park visitors due to upcoming sewer line work by the Butler County Water and Sewer Department, effective December 20, 2018, until re-opened by the Executive Director. Please check the NEWS section of this website for more details regarding this closure.
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