Miami County Ohio Visitors Bureau

West Milton, Ohio

Rich History and Timeless Treasure

West Milton, Ohio


As you travel along St. Rt. 48, you’ll find this charming, friendly village, with a restored downtown area that is graced with quaint shops just bursting with antiques, fashion, hardware & specialty items as well as several dining options. West Milton traces its heritage & rich history to an early contingent of Quaker settlers in 1796. The Quaker Research Center & Museum pays tribute to this heritage. Nearby is a replica of an 1804 log Quaker meetinghouse, a state historical site.

 

One settler, Joseph Evans, named the town Milton, in honor of his daughter’s favorite author, John Milton, author of “Paradise Lost”. It is just as probable that forbearers of the family had come from a town in England by the name of West Milton, as it later became known.

 

The Stillwater State Scenic River runs along the eastern edge of the town, and provides a lovely and idyllic setting for the community park, where locals & visitors can take a break from shopping to picnic, canoe, fish, or just enjoy the lovely scenery.

 

www.westmiltonohio.com

On St. Rt. 48 at Rt. 571
West Milton, Ohio

 

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