Morgan Township, one of thirteen in the county, is located in the southwestern corner of Butler County, Ohio, on the state line with Indiana. The township covers an area of 36 square miles.
Morgan Township was divided from Ross Township by the Butler County Commissioners on March 4, 1811. Named for General Daniel Morgan, an officer in the American Revolutionary War, it is one of six Morgan Townships statewide. The township is bordered on the south by the Hamilton County townships of Crosby and Harrison; on the southwest by Dearborn County, Indiana; on the west by Whitewater Township, Franklin County, Indiana; on the north by Reily Township; on the northeast by Hanover Township; and on the east by Ross Township. Originally settled in 1801 by Welsh immigrants from Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, Wales. In later years, German settlers also came into the township.
Saturday March 18, 2017
The Morgan Township Historical Society will hold it's first meeting for 2017 at 10:00 am on Saturday March 18th at the Morgan Township Administration Building on Chapel Road. Walter Neal Westrich will present "Growing up in Morgan Township in the 1950s and 1960s - Part II". Mark your calendars now to attend. Everyone is welcome!
Local History Essay Contest
Attention all high school students in
Morgan and Ross Townships!
The Morgan Township Historical Society is sponsoring it's 2nd Local History Essay contest. The contest is open to all high school students who live within the boundaries of Morgan and Ross Townships or attend Ross High School. Please visit the Historical Society's Facebook page for all the details and more information regarding the contest. Essays may be mailed to:
Shandon, OH 45063
All essays are due by March 31, 2017. Victory medals and monetary awards will be presented on Saturday, May 20th.
We've all heard of them - con artist, crook, swindler, shyster, scammer. Regardless of what you call them, they do exist and are out there looking for their next prime target; especially the elderly and senior citizens.
It's estimated that more than a quarter of the entire U.S. adult
population have been victims of fraudulent telephone practices,
being bilked out of $40 billion every year. Of those, nearly 60
percent are over the age of 50. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that seniors are
likely victims of unscrupulous scam artists because they are
most apt to have nest eggs, own their homes and have excellent
What’s more, predators count on the elderly not reporting the
crime for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that
sometimes, they don’t even know a crime has been committed.
If they know, they are hesitant to make a report because they are
ashamed, or don’t want family members concluding they are no
longer able to make decisions for themselves. They may not
know who to contact to file a report.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the scams are
sometimes so believable and pertinent to every day life that even
the most savvy among us can fall for them. He warns against
giving any personal information out over the telephone, no matter
what the caller suggests.
The Butler County Sheriff's Office warns many of these scams seem to make their way through the township
every year, particularly around the holidays. There are numerous scams such as; Health Care "Representatives", Telemarketing Fraud, Grandchild Scam, and Reverse Mortgage Scams, to name a few that are active right now.
There are several ways to protect yourself from any scam:
If you feel you have been a victim of a scam artist or
fraud, or would like more information regarding scams call the Butler County Sheriff's Department at (513) 785-1000.
- If is if it sounds too good to be true - it probably is.
- Never sign anything you don't understand.
- NEVER, NEVER give out ANY personal information; including credit card, bank account number(s) or your social security number.
Household Battery Recycle
To find locations that will recycle your small household batteries go to the website: www.butlercountyrecycles.org
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off
Every Thursday, 2:00pm to 7:00pm
July 14 to end of October
175 Westheimer Dr. Monroe, Ohio