June 29, 2017

Veterans Memorial Construction to Start June 2017

A several-year grassroots effort to build a veteran’s memorial in Anderson Township has reached its fundraising goal of $85,000, with construction now planned to start in early June. The Anderson Township Veterans Memorial will be located on the south plaza of Anderson Center, overlooking Anderson Lake. Five pillars will soon surround three flags already stationed on the plaza, with the pillars representing each branch of the United States military. The concept for the veteran’s memorial involved numerous entities including Anderson Township, the Forest Hills School District, the Anderson Township Park District and American Legion Post 318. Fundraising kicked off in…

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Great Grapes! Ohio Wines!

The Anderson Township Historical Society meets on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township, Lower Atrium, next to the History Room, at 7:30 PM. ATHS will be treated to meeting Cheri Brinkman, a well-known accomplished singer and actor, the author of Cincinnati cook books, a professor at U.C. and N.K.U. and a speaker at the Taft Museum Art Lectures. For our December meeting she will tell us about “Great Grapes! Ohio Wines!” This talk will be a bubbly beginning for the holiday season. Cheri Brinkman will share a historic and current presentation on…

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Anderson High School to Dedicate Veterans Wall

Anderson High School announced Friday they will formally dedicate a Veterans Wall on Wednesday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m. The dedication ceremony will take place in the Anderson High School Cafeteria, located at 7560 Forest Road in Anderson Township. United State Representative Brad Wenstrup will be one of several speakers at the dedication event which will also include a musical performance of patriotic pieces by the Anderson High School Music Department. The wall will honor Anderson High School alumni, faculty and staff who have served our nation in all branches of the armed forces and the military services. The display…

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ATHS Annual Country Store September 26 and 27

This year’s Country Store sponsored by the Anderson Township Historical Society will be held on Saturday, September 26 from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sunday, September 27 from noon to 5 pm at the historic Miller-Leuser Log House on Clough Pike near Bartels Road. Following the long tradition of ATHS Country Stores, there will be activities galore — the Cobweb Corner flea market in the barn, hand-sewn and hand-crafted items in the Log House, produce and flowers at the Farmer’s Market, the bake sale, raffles, silent auction, publications for sale, food and beverages, games and children’s activities, and…

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Response to the Park- School-Township Concept: Josh Gerth, Anderson Township Trustee

In the spirit of FULL DISCLOSURE, I wanted to give a recap of how we came to be where we are today with the relocated Anderson High School concept. I have also pasted my entire interview with the Business Courier below. Let me take you on a journey of the last nine months. Shortly after the school levy passed in November of last year, I reached out to Dallas Jackson to tell him that I wanted to start conversations between us (the Township), the school board and the park district to figure out a way to capitalize on the momentum…

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Anderson Township Historical Society Presents…

Richard Crawford on Grassy Run” Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Richard Crawford will be with us to discuss the battle site known as “Grassy Run.” The leaders of each side of the conflict were Shawnee Chief Tecumseh and Frontiersman Simon Kenton. According to history reports, Kenton and his men suffered a big defeat at the hands of Tecumseh and Company but went on to rally forces to fight other battles around our Tri-State and beyond. As we all know, Rick is a masterful storyteller and is sure to answer any and all of our questions. We look forward to…

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Anderson Veterans Memorial groundbreaking

Groundbreaking set for Anderson Township Veterans Memorial ANDERSON TOWNSHIP PRESS RELEASE – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Anderson Township Veterans Memorial has been set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 8, at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Among the honored guests will be three World War II veterans who live in Anderson Township. The Veterans Memorial is a collaborative effort initiated by leaders from the Anderson Township government. Other partners include Pinnacle Entertainment, American Legion Post 318, the Anderson Township Park District and Forest Hills Local Schools. The first phase of the project includes the building of an “anchor station”…

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Cincinnati’s Historic Coney Island

Family Fun for over a Century!  Coney Has it! Coney Island’s beginnings date back to 1867 when an apple farmer by the name of James Parker purchased 400 acres (1.6 km2) of land along the shores of the Ohio River. James soon realized in the early 1870s the popularity of the farm’s location, and that renting it out was more profitable than his apple orchard. He eventually added a dining hall, dancing hall, and bowling alley. He later sold the land in 1886 for $17,500 to a company called Ohio Grove Corporation headed by two steamboat captains. In time for…

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Anderson Township Historical Society – Miller-Leuser Log House

Miller-Leuser Log House is a Step Back in Time  6550 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45244 (513) 231-2114 The Miller-Leuser Log House is owned and operated by the Anderson Township Historical Society (ATHS) and is on the National Register of Historic Places.   The first legal owner of the surrounding land was Captain Matthew Jouitt, a Virginia officer who was granted 600 acres of land for his services in the Revolutionary War. In a deed dated 2 April 1796, 440 acres were sold to Ichabod Benton Miller for $.50 an acre on which the Log House was built. The Log House…

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Anderson Township Five Mile Chapel

A hidden treasure in Anderson Township! The Five Mile Chapel is located between I-275 and US52 at 6977 Five Mile Rd. in Anderson Township. The property for this church and cemetery was donated by Jacob Markley, the son of early Anderson Township settler John Markley in 1844.  There are Markley family graves in the adjascent cemetery which predate the curch. This early United Brethren church appeared on the 1847, 1869 and 1884 maps as a United Brethren Church.  It is one of three early Anderson Township churches. The property fell into disrepair until a dedicated group of volunteers adopted the…

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