Fairfield Through Time
The city of Fairfield, Ohio can trace its roots to the early 1950s, prior to becoming a city, when the city of Hamilton was initiating efforts to incorporate a large chunk of what was then Fairfield Township. But the history of this southwest Ohio city actually dates back almost 200 years.
Fairfield was originally part of the legendary Symmes Purchase, a small but major real estate transaction that resulted in the establishment of a major US city and led to a population outbreak that helped inaugurate statehood for Ohio.
Currently, Fairfield, Ohio has a diverse population of over 42,000 and encompasses over twenty-one square miles. The city is home to the world-renowned Jungle Jim's International Market, the Cincinnati Financial Corporation, the Ohio Casualty/Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Medco Health Systems, Koch Foods, Pacific Industries, M. Bohlke Veneer Company, and the Western States Machine Company, among others. This nonfiction book details Fairfield's rich history.
About Scott Fowler (Cincinnati, Ohio Author)
Scott is a 1979 graduate of Fairfield High School and currently lives in Fairfield with his wife, Jane. He has written two books on local landmarks, including LeSourdsville Lake/Americana Amusement Park and Fantasy Farm Amusement Park. Scott has been a member of the Fairfield High School Alumni Association since 2006 and is a board member on the Fairfield Historical Society where he serves as chair of the Communications Committee. He has assisted the society's archivist in preserving the history of the city as well as Fairfield Township for many years. He is a life member of the Butler County Historical Society, the Middletown Historical Society and the Monroe Historical Society.