In 2005, the Butler County Historical Society was given a unique gift from an anonymous donor.

When staff members unfurled the gift to see exactly what it was, they were amazed. Before them was an original 1855 Map of Butler County, Ohio.

The significance of this map was immediately realized; only one other original is known to exist within Butler County.

Because of its rarity, the 1855 Map of Butler County, Ohio has never before been reproduced. The informational value of the Map is a prized attribute. The Map identifies land owners and acreages associated with each plot.