How Well Do You Know Warren County? John Zimkus, WCHS Historian/Education Director
Issue 11: November 2023 - February 2024
The Lebanon Brewing Company is located in the old Fire Station 41 building on W. Silver Street in Lebanon. What was the building used for before it became a fire station in 1985?
The unincorporated community of Murdoch in Hamilton Township is named after one of its 19th century residents, James Murdoch. What was James Murdoch at the time?
Samuel Bigger was born in Franklin, Ohio in 1802. He was the son of John Bigger who once served as the Speaker of the House of the Ohio House of Representatives. In 1840, Samuel was elected governor of what state?
Clearcreek Township was formed from parts of Franklin Township on its west, and Wayne Township on its east, on October 17, 1815. It derives its name from the creek which flows across the township and into what river?
The village of Morrow Ohio was founded in August 1844. It is named after Jeremiah Morrow who once served as Ohio's governor, a US senator, and Ohio's first congressman. At the time of the village’s founding, what job did Jeremiah Morrow have?
ANSWERS: 1) Lebanon Laundry ; 2) a nationally known actor; 3) Indiana; 4) the Great Miami River; 5) President of the Little Miami Railway Company.
Issue 9: March 2023 - June 2023
1. DEERFIELD is now called South Lebanon 2. NEW COLUMBIA is now called Pleasant Plain 3. WESTFIELD is now called Red Lion 4. RAYSVILLE is now called Lytle 5. YANKEETOWN is now called Maineville
Issue 8: November 2022 - February 2023
In an exhibition you can explore You will find a car not far from the door. O’er a century ago created, What is the year this Buick was dated?
In a gallery setup for Shakers, There’s a display for pottery makers. This industry we knew little about Once existed near what Ohio state route?
By the Harmon Museum’s old front door, The one that is on the Village Green floor, Is a room for Harmon and his acclaim. What was William Harmon’s middle name?
Kings Island, just a few miles, down a few roads, Is named for the mill where powder explodes. In a display that’s near the men’s room’s door Whose cartridge firm box is placed on the floor.
In 1957, the plans for what former Lebanon public school were selected for exhibit at the 20th International Conference on Public Education in Geneva, Switzerland? Francis Dunlavy Elementary School
Most of the land in an 1806 formed Warren County township was given to Clinton County in 1815 after that county was formed. What was the name of this now defunct township? Eaton Township
Massie Township was created from Wayne Township in 1850, and was named after General Nathaniel Massie. What was his job in the Virginia Military District, which included Massie Township? principal surveyor
Most of the early settlers of Warren County who lived east of the Little Miami River were from Virginia. From which state did most of the first settlers west of the river hail? New Jersey
In late 1795, what is now South Lebanon was known as Deerfield. Today, Deerfield Road in Lebanon takes you toward South Lebanon. In 1802, however, Deerfield Road went as far north as what Ohio town? Dayton
Issue 6: March 2022 - June 2022
In 1840, the Warren County Canal was a feeder canal, or branch, of what major canal in Ohio? The Miami and Erie Canal
On August 8, 2013, pop singer, and then MTV reality star, Ke$ha spent the night at what famous Warren County attraction? The Golden Lamb
What Warren County town was known as the Jersey Settlement in 1804? Carlisle. It was called the Jersey Settlement because of all the pioneers from New Jersey who had settled there!
The Fort Ancient people did not build the prehistoric community of Fort Ancient. Who built it? The Adena
The land east of the Little Miami River was originally set aside for veterans who fought in the Revolutionary War from which colony/state? Virginia
Issue 5: November 2021 - February 2022
The Bunker Hill Monument.
Issue 4: Fall 2021
John Lincoln was the president’s great-uncle
The Twenty-Millionth Car
The Black Horse Tavern located on the northeast corner of Broadway and Mulberry Street in Lebanon
Issue 3: March 2021 - June 2021
In 1803, Jeremiah Morrow, from newly formed Warren County, was elected as Ohio’s first and, for ten years, only what? US congressman
Neil Armstrong lived in Warren County longer than any other place in his entire life. How long was he a resident of Turtlecreek Township? 23 years
In March 1860, Salem Township’s name was briefly changed to what? Corwin Township
The Fort Ancient People did not build the prehistoric community center of Fort Ancient. They lived on that site about 1,000 years after it was constructed. Which prehistoric culture did build Fort Ancient? the Hopewell People
On Dixie Highway near Towne Mall in Warren County, between Blue Ball and Franklin, is a monument to what? the Poland-China hog
Issue 2: November 2020 - February 2021
Where will you find the 1811 Miami Meeting House, the oldest regularly attended Quaker Meeting House west of the Allegheny Mountains? Waynesville, Ohio
On January 3, 1815, Union Township was created by a “union” of which two Warren County townships? Deerfield and Turtlecreek townships
The Harmon Museum is named after Warren County born real estate magnate William Elmer Harmon. His brother was a famous early aviator. What is his name? Clifford Burke Harmon
In the 1993 movie Milk Money Lebanon, Ohio pretended to be what town in what other state? Middleton, Pennsylvania
On SR 123 near Exit 32 on I-71 you will find southern Ohio’s largest what? (HINT: It is estimated to weigh 275 tons.) boulder (rock)
Issue 1: July - October, 2020
On April 28, 1890, the Ohio General Assembly purchase what piece of land to make into Ohio’s first state park? Fort Ancient
What Warren County village, laid out on November 13, 1852, was known by some early settlers as Plum Sock? Pleasant Plain
Carl Sandburg, in his Pulitzer Prize winning book, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, called which Warren Countian “the best wit and storyteller in Washington”? Thomas Corwin
The founder of which Warren County city or village died in February of 1830 by falling head first into a well? William Mason
After Ownly Furman bought what is now the Golden Lamb in 1914, what did he call his four-story hotel? Ownly Hotel