With the recent uncovering of a Beedle Station log cabin within the walls of a 19th century Victorian house a few miles west of Lebanon, new interest has developed in what was the first settlement in Warren County in September 1795. Few know that the founding of Union Village, the first Shaker community in the West in 1805, led to Beedle Station’s destruction. Families were torn apart, mobs marched, arrests were made, and the fledgling pioneer community, along with its influential church, disappeared.
John J. Zimkus, the Historian and Education Director of the Warren County Historical Society, led a sold out Lunch and Learn on Beedle Station. John is also the author of Historical Footnotes of Lebanon, Ohio and the house historian of The Golden Lamb in Lebanon, Ohio’s oldest continually operated business.
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