James M. Cox, a well-known American newspaper publisher and reformist three-term governor of Ohio, was born in Wayne Township. Cox ran unsuccessfully for U.S. president on the Democratic ticket in 1920.
Wayne Township is located in north central Butler County, between Oxford and Trenton, and includes the towns of Jacksonburg (Ohio’s smallest village with a population of 50) and Seven Mile. At 36 square miles, nearly 90% of the rolling hills of the township are used for farming. The township was named for General Anthony Wayne.
Two major roads, U.S. 127 and St. Rt. 73 bisect the township and provide easy access for residents.
There are two hospitals in the area: Fort Hamilton-Hughes and Mercy Fairfield. Wayne Township Fire Department provides fire and EMS service to the township.
Most residents shop in either nearby Trenton or Hamilton, with larger shopping malls located about 30 minutes away.
Will-o-Bob Lake, Bear Pond, Doughman Lake and Trenton Sportsmen’s Club Lake provide nearby sites for sport fishermen. Because the township is largely rural, many residents own and ride horses. Northwest of the township lies Hueston Woods State Park, with 600-acre Acton Lake, offering complete recreation, camping facilities, lodge and cabins. The Great Miami River attracts boaters from throughout the region; birders find its shallows perfect spots for bird watching along a migratory path south.