The Morgan Township Historical Society is an organization which exists to collect and preserve historical records of the township. These resources will be made available to educate and promote an appreciation of the local history.
- To compile an historical record of the township.
- To provide programs of historical significance.
- To discover historical structures and landmarks in the township.
- To encourage active membership.
- To secure financial support.
Time and Place
Meetings are held at the Morgan Township Administration Building at 3141 Chapel Road on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 am from March through December. Visitors are always welcome to the meetings where coffee and cookies are available during the social period prior to the meeting of the day.
Executive committee meetings, as convened by the President, are held in the newly restored 1858 Township House and Museum.
President: Jill Evans
Vice President: Midge King
Secretary: Carol Crane
Treasurer: Jon Stow
History of the Township
Morgan Township was settled in 1801 by Welsh immigrants from Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, Wales; in later years German settlers also came into the township.
When the township was created March 4, 1811 it was named after General Daniel Morgan for his victory at the battle of Cowpens, in South Carolina, which turned the tide of the American Revolutionary War. General Morgan was also a Welsh descendant from the colony of Virginia.
1858 Township House Restoration Project
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission provided funds for restoration of the original 1858 Morgan Township House to be a museum; this township house represents the very unique heritage of the township as well as Butler County. This historic township house not only served as the meeting place for conducting business of the township but was the community center for political gatherings on topics of then current interest. Our Society is currently raising funds to operate the Historic 1858 Township House as a museum and provide the needed equipment to do this.
The 1858 Township House, located 6464 Okeana-Drewersburg Road in Okeana, Ohio, has been given new life and will house the Society’s historical items with its dedication April 17, 2010.
The 1858 Township House & Museum
6464 Okeana Drewersburg Road, Okeana
Open to the public on special occasions or by appointment
- Lectures on topics of local interest.
- Field trips of historical interest
- PowerPoint presentations by authoritative sources on regional historical subjects.
- For more information contact us by telephone (513-738-0910).
- Mailing address: P.O. Box 20, Shandon, OH 45063
The Morgan Township Historical Society is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible.
Donations are encouraged to support the Society with the restoration expense.