Introduction to Silverton, Ohio
Silverton, Ohio, in Hamilton county, is 3 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city has a population of 5,178.
The community of Silverton traces its beginnings to land grants made in the post-Revolutionary War era. David Mosner established a general store in 1809, and for the next few decades, the region was referred to as "Mosner" or "Enterprise". A post office was established in 1861, and the community came to be formally known as Mosner. The Lebanon & Northern Railroad arrived in 1883, which led to significant development of the community. Soon after, the first subdivision was platted by Seth Haines and Robert Cresap. According to records, the town was named "Silverton" in honor of Elizabeth Silver Haines. It was incorporated in 1884, and attained the status of a city in 1961. The 1960s witnessed more change as a large number of African-American families settled in the area transforming Silverton into a diverse, integrated city.
Silverton and Nearby Attractions
- Cincinnati History Museum
- William Howard Taft National Historic Site
- Harrison State Park
- Withrow Nature Preserve
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
- Miami Whitewater Forest
Things To Do In Silverton
The Cincinnati Fire Museum, Cincinnati History Museum, Contemporary Arts Center, and Taft Museum of Art showcase various artifacts which reflect the area's natural, cultural, and historical background. The city also offers easy access to several places of historic interest including the William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Harriet Beecher Stowe House, and Fort Ancient. Silverton is also close to the Withrow Nature Preserve, and the Miami Whitewater Forest. Camping, swimming, hiking, picnicking, fishing, and boating can be enjoyed at the Stonelick Lake State Park, Harrison State Park, East Fork State Park, and Little Miami State Park. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and Newport Aquarium are other popular destinations in the area.
Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport is the closest major airport.
Silverton Higher Education
Nearby colleges include the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, and University of Cincinnati - Raymond Walters College.