Introduction to Monroe, Ohio
The Village of Monroe was platted in 1817. The plat mentions two individuals - John H. Piatt and Nathanial Sackett. Piatt, a merchant of Cincinnati, seems to have been interested in the region for purely financial reasons. In the west, he had been the largest army contractor during the War of 1812. Sackett, on the other hand, was the founder of Monroe and settled in Ohio in 1816. The city was named after President James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States.
Monroe and Nearby Attractions
- Butler County Historical Society Museum
- Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
- Miamisburg Mound
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
- King of Kings
Things To Do In Monroe
Monroe's Solid Rock Church is a well known destination because of a 62-foot-tall sculpture, King of Kings. This statue of Jesus appears to be rising from the water. Butler County Historical Society Museum, Carillon Historical Park and Promont House Museum are also nearby. Historical sites including Fort Ancient, Miamisburg Mound and Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village are significant attractions. Parks in the area include Caesar Creek State Park, Huffman MetroPark and Little Miami State Park. Trips can be be planned to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cox Arboretum and Gardens Metropark and McMaze Indiana.
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Monroe Higher Education
Some of the colleges near Monroe are the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, the Kettering College of Medical Arts and Miami University of Ohio.