History of Cedarville Ohio
The Hopewell and Adena Tribes called this area home before the frontier pushed through the Miami Valley. Evidence of the Adena lies in the adjacent Indian Mound Reserve. The first settler was John and Thomas Townsley who arrived from Kentucky. The village went by several names including Milford. Given there was a village by the same name near Cincinnati, they changed the name to reflect the numerous cedar trees in the area. Massies Creek helped shape the area (named for frontiersman General Nathanael Massie) which supported nearby mills. What I like about Cedarville is its population from 1850 through today has barely changed. If you want to visualize a classic Ohio village, Cedarville will delight you! It’s hard to understand the village charm without exploring the surrounding farms that populate Cedarville Township.
Cedarville Ohio Points of Interest
- Cedar Cliff Falls: Cedar Cliff Falls in the spring is surrounded by gorgeous wildflowers. Long exposures of the waterfall as Massie’s Creek spills into the gorge below create timeless art prints that make for vivid canvas wall décor.
- Indian Mound Reserve: In addition to the waterfalls, this park is pleasing to explore in early spring for its many Ohio wildflowers. The Greene County Parks and Trails recently renovated an Ohio Log Cabin giving visitors a nostalgic view of early settler life.
- Cedarville University: The pretty campus is adorned with several sculptures like Synchronicity X (by Jon Hudson Barlow) and Opened Eyes (by James DeVries). In addition to these Cedarville Ohio points of interest, the campus groundskeepers do an amazing job as sidewalks and pathways meander by vibrant and colorful gardens.
Cedarville Ohio Art Prints
In addition to the obvious scenes from Cedarville University, many of these fine art photography prints come from the surrounding Cedarville Township. The area farms are just as enchanting as the city itself. If you are seeking a Cedarville University graduation gift, consider a framed print from one of Cedarville’s landmarks. I have more Greene County Ohio Fine Art Photography prints in the below galleries. The county is full of amazing places.
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