BUTLER COUNTY

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EXISTING STATIONS
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Current
Location
Type Current
Use
Date
Built
Track
Status
Building
Material
More
Info
Hamilton MLK Jr. Hwy. along SR127 P Railroad ???? In Use Brick
Hamilton Maple Avenue between 8th Street and East Avenue. F Business ??? In Use Brick
Lindenwald
(Hamilton)
Williams & Zimmerman C House ???? Gone Wood
Middletown 25 Charles St. near SR 122 C Business 1909 In Use Brick
Oakland 995 North Main, Monroe. C Business ???? In Use Brick
Somerville South of the west end of Mill Street a couple hundred feet east of the tracks. C Vacant ???? None Wood
West Middletown
(Madison City)
Near CSX Toledo Subdivision Main F Business ???? In Use Brick
Woods
(REily Twp.)
South side of South Law Road near track. P Residence 1871 In Use Wood
STATIONS OF THE PAST
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Notes
Amanda  
Busenbark This station was located in the NE corner of the crossing where Busenbark Road crossed the CH&D tracks. The road was taken out when the Miller Brewery was built there.
College Corner The first station here was one where the train passed through the middle of the station.
College Corner The station for College Corner was on the Indiana side of the state line by about 15 feet. It was just a few feet east of the original station listed above.
Collinsville This station was at the end of Station Road. It was later moved by a pond on the Maple Leaf Farm on Hamilton-Eaton Road. Around 2000 it was burned for fire training because someone bought the land and wanted to build a cabin where the depot was.
Crescentville
Excello  
Fairsmith This station was on Gilmore Road.
Flockton  
Gano This station was on the SE corner of where Gano Road crossed the tracks.
Hamilton Originally, a smaller freight station was located on the south side of Canal Street (now Maple Street) near 4th Street. A larger freight station was later constructed by the CH&D near the same location around 1890. Later another station building was added to the east of the original building making for an inbound and outbound station that was shared by the B&O and C&IW.

A large CH&D freight house was also located southeast of the passenger station on the north side of Chestnut Street. That station was gone by 1899 as it is no longer shown on maps from that date.
Hamilton Built in 1889 by the PRR and torn down by the NS in 1991. It was located on South 7th St., just a block away from the freight station at East & Maple.
Hanover This station was on Morman Road in the SW corner of where the road crossed the tracks.
Hughes This was just north of the Princeton Road underpass.
Ixworth This station was where Bobmeyer Road crosses the tracks on the south side of Hamilton just west of SR-4.
Jones Station See listing below for Stockton.
Kyles This was just north of Kyles Station Road.
LEsourdsville  
McDonald McDonald was between Oxford and College Corner.
McGonigle This is a photo of the Phillip McGonigle residence which also served as the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Indianapolis railroad station for this small town. McGonigle was contracted by the RR to build a mile of the line and the town sprang up around this house/station.
Maud
(Maudville)
This station was on the south side of Tylersville Road (fromerly Mason Pike), on the east side of the tracks.
Middletown Built in 1872 by the Cincinnati & Springfield (later CCC&I), this was the first depot and it included a ticket office and freight warehouse. It was located at the track crossing on Third Street (which is now called Central Avenue). The station burned on March 12, 1884. Another depot was then built at this same location and remained in service until the Charles Street station went into service in 1909. The "Beeline" later became part of the Big Four. The old horse car in the picture used a set of tracks that ended in front of the depot.
MIddletown This station was on Central Avenue (formerly Third Street) and in service from 1884-1909. See notes for station above. The freight station was on the same side of the tracks, but on Second Street.
middletown
Built in 1892, the M&C was a 14-mile line that ran from Middletown to Middletown Junction in Warren County where is connected with the Little Miami Railroad. The M&C combination station in Middletown was located on South Clinton Street near the intersection with Canal Street. In 1902 it was bought by, and merged into, the Cincinnati, Lebanon & Northern railroad. Sometime between 1912-1920 the CL&N demolished the original station, extended the tracks northward one block and built a new station on the southeast corner of South Clinton Street and 4th Street (now 1st Avenue). This station was just four buildings to the west of the old Carnegie Library. Four sets of tracks ended at the back of the station with a long freight station running parallel to the eastern most track.
Middletown
Although the main station was in West Middletown (Hano), the CH&D did have a small station on the south side of East 4th Street (now 1st Avenue) where the CH&D paralleled the CCC&St.L. Sometime between 1912 and 1920 the B&O built a larger combination station at this location which saw freight-only service in its later years.
Monroe Sta.
(Lemon)
This station was just south of Tod-Hunter Road.
Moores Station
(Hamilton)
This station was located near the end of the stone arch viaduct across the Miami River. This is near what is today Arch Street at the west end of the Great Miami River Bridge. The depot of just to the east of the 3rd Street viaduct over the railroad. This station was most likely built by the Junction RR and may not have survived into the CH&D era.
Muhlhauser This station was on Muhlhauser Road.
Newkirk This station was on Dunwoody Road.
Ogleton This station was on Stillwell-Beckett Road.
Okeana The Okeana depot was dismantled in 1950 and the lumber was used for a home.
Overpeck The original station in 1875 was also the residence and blacksmith shop of J. E. Overpeck.
Overpeck The newer station included a dispatcher's office.
Oxford This station, built in 1895, was on S. Elm and W. Spring St. It was on the National Register of Historic Places, but was torn down in 1994.
Oxford This was the original passenger station that sat on the SW corner at the intersection of West Collins and South Elm. It was built around 1860. After the new brick station was built in 1895, it served as the freight station.
Poast Town This station was located on the west side of Middletown road, on the north side of the tracks.
Port Union  
Rialto  
Schenck This station was where SR-4 goes under the CH&D.
Seven Mile The original location of the station was on the north side of West Ritter Street.
Shandon This C&O depot was dismantled about 1955 and the lumber may have been used to build a home. The first depot in Shandon was built in 1903 for the Cincinnati, Richmond and Muncie Railroad. The first passenger train to arrive was in February 1904. In April 1907 service began between Cincinnati and Chicago. By 1908 it was known as the Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville Railroad. The depot caught fire in April 1910 from a passing freight engine, but it was rebuilt. It became the Chesapeake and Ohio July 2, 1910 until the original depot was dismantled.
Somerville The original railroad through here was the Eaton & Hamilton which later become part of the PCC&St.L (PRR). The station was on the south side of Mill Street, on the east side of the tracks.
Stockton
(JOnes STA.)
There were fatal wrecks here in November 1898 and May 1907.
Trenton This station was located on Railroad Street (which is now called Baltimore Ave.) near Center Street.
West Chester According to maps from 1914, this station was east of town on Station Road.
West Middletown
(HENO)
This is the original West Middletown CH&D station. West Middletown was formerly known as Heno. Although it was located across the river in Madison Twp., it was known as the "Middletown" depot on the CH&D after the post office name of Heno was discontinued. This photo is from circa 1881. This station was later replaced by newer freight and passenger stations.
Woods This station was where Law Road used to cross the tracks between Garver-Elliot and Stillwell-Beckett Roads.
Woodsdale
Park Station
 
1898 BUTLER COUNTY RAILROAD MAP
Notes About Existing Stations...

Hamilton (CH&D) - Used by Amtrak, includes a B&O-era addition.

Hamilton (PRR) - Located at Cohen Scrap and surrounded by fence. Last passenger train 1971. Brick has date built inscribed as 1870, but this cornerstone was part of an old German church that sat there before the depot. The railroad did not come through town until 1888. The railroad bought the church with the stipulation that the cornerstone remain there.

Lindenwald (CH&D) - Lindenwald was not originally part of Hamilton and had its own station. When the town grew the station in town was used and this small station closed. The story goes that a railroad officer bought the station when it closed and had it moved across the road (Zimmerman Ave.) and turned to face Williams Ave and lived in it.

Middletown (CCC&St.L) - Station discontinued passenger service in early 60's and was sold shortly thereafter. Station is restored/maintained brick with tile roof and wood trim and millwork. Gift Shop owner is knowledgeable about history of structure both as RR facility and as commercial property and is about preceding wood station destroyed by fire. Historic pictures of current structure in gift shop. Gift Shop is Whistle Stop Shop (513) 424-1909.

Oakland (M&C) - Station has been moved. Now a dance academy. The tracks were originally built by the owner of the Sorg Paper Company to connect Middletown (at Middletown Junction) with the PRR.

Somerville (PRR) - The former freight agent at the station bought it and moved it a few hundred yards and added a gabled roof. The original railroad through here was the Eaton & Hamilton which later become part of the PCC&St.L (PRR). The station's original location  was on the south side of Mill Street, on the east side of the tracks.

West Middletown (CH&D) - Served as passenger station until a new passenger station was built. This town was formerly known as Madison City. Post office here was known as Heno.

Woods (CH&D) - Law road was closed off at Wood Station in 1995. This was due to lack of repair funds needed to keep the crossing in good condition. The station agent was George W. Gardner who had built the station and residence there. There were two daily eastbound and two daily westbound stops there. Riley Township relied on the station for supplies and transportation of livestock and agriculture to Cincinnati. Station was named after John Woods, a lawyer/politician that was involved in the building of the RR.