Middletown History & Heritage

Middletown, Ohio history is vast and features many museums and memorials throughout, reminding visitors of days gone by. The Canal Museum in Middletown lies on the former route of the Miami-Erie Canal and showcases displays of the canal and the early industry of Middletown, Ohio history.

Butler County Chapter of the OGS

Butler County Chapter of the OGS

PO Box 224 Middletown OH 45042 Location: Middletown Phone:

The Butler County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) became a chapter of the OGS in 1978. The mission of the society is to create a means of sharing information about Butler County and...[more]

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Canal Museum

1605 N. Verity Pkwy. Middletown OH 45042 Location: Middletown Phone: (513) 424-5539

The Canal Museum is located on the route of the Miami-Erie Canal, which was operational from 1825 - 1929. Constructed in 1982, the Canal Museum presents displays that feature the Miami-Erie Canal and...[more]

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Highlands Historic District

Central Ave. to Superior Ave. , Alameda Circle to McKnight Dr. Middletown OH 45044 Location: Middletown Phone: (513) 425-7766

The Highlands Historic District features over 60 architecturally distinctive homes, with the oldest built in 1894 by Charles Goldman.[more]

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Historical Society of Madison Township

7301 Hetzler Rd. Middletown OH 45042 Location: Middletown Phone: 513-423-4132

The Historical Society of Madison Township is a group interested in collecting and preserving the history of the families in Madison Township. The goals are to compile a historical record of the...[more]

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Middletown Historical Pioneer Cemetery

First St. & Richmond St. Middletown OH 45044 Location: Middletown Phone: (513) 425-7766

This historic cemetery was established in 1878 and is the final resting place for Middletown's earliest founders.[more]

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Port Middletown

Downtown Middletown OH 45044 Location: Middletown Phone:

Port Middletown features a beautiful building-sized mural by artist Eric Henn. The murals commemorate Port Middletown's historic stop on the Miami Erie Canal. The area features a small-scale...[more]

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Shartle House/Middletown Historical Society

120 N. Verity Pkwy. Middletown OH 45042 Location: Middletown Phone: (513) 424-5539

Located on historic South Main Street, this 1836 building houses the Society headquarters with three rooms of rotating exhibits and a permanent art gallery.[more]

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Sorg Opera House

57 South Main Street Middletown OH 45044 Location: Middletown Phone:

The Sorg Opera House, located in Downtown Middletown, debuted its first opera, "The Little Tycoon", in 1891. Several famous vaudeville performers including Marie Dressler, Sophie Tucker,...[more]

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South Main Historic District

S. Main St. Middletown OH 45044 Location: Middletown Phone: (513) 425-7766

The South Main Historic District's 18th and 19th century restored homes bring back the grandeur of an industrial Middletown. In 1974, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places....[more]

Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial

1401 S. Woodside Blvd. Middletown OH 45042 Location: Middletown Phone: (513) 422-3291

A project that began in 2001, the Middletown Veterans Memorial is located within Woodside Cemetery and Arboretum, and honors all Middletown and surrounding area veterans.[more]