Introduction to Mason, Ohio
Mason, Ohio, in Warren county, is 11 miles SE of Middletown, Ohio (center to center) and 15 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Mason has a population of 22,016.
William Mason, the Revolutionary War veteran, purchased 640 acres of land that is now downtown Mason. This purchase took place on June 1, 1803. He named the area as the Village of Palmira in 1815. Later on, the name was changed to Palmyra. The area was renamed as Mason in 1835 as there was another place by the name of Palmyra in Ohio. Mason was incorporated as a city in 1970. In its early days, Mason was a small farming community but in recent years it has earned the status of an attractive industrial base. Some of the premier companies that are located at Mason are Procter & Gamble's Health Care Research Center, Cintas Corporation, Luxottica Retail, and Mitsubishi.
Mason and nearby Attractions
- Fort Ancient
- Stonelick Lake State Park
- The Beach Waterpark
- Cincinnati Art Museum
- Caesar Creek State Park
- Americana Amusement Park
Things To Do In Mason
Popular spots to visit in and around Mason include the Kings Island Amusement Park and the Beach Waterpark. A popular spot for golf is the Golf Center at Kings Island. You can also visit the Alverta Green Museum to explore the historical roots of the city. The City of Mason organizes a number of events throughout the year including the Mason Heritage Festival and the famous Tennis Masters Series - Cincinnati.
Air transportation is available from Cincinnati Municipal Airport Lunken Field.
Mason Higher Education
University of Cincinnati - Raymond Walters College, University of Cincinnati - Main Campus, Wright State University - Main Campus, and Xavier University are all located near the city of Mason.