Whitewater Township

Whitewater Township, Indiana

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One of Indiana’s scenic covered bridges, Snow Hill, was built in 1894 north of Rockdale where it crosses the Johnson Fork of the Whitewater River.


Whitewater Township, Franklin County is primarily a farming and commuting community. With only 2300 residents this scenic and hilly area includes the communities of New Trenton, Rockdale, Sharptown, Scipio and Drewersburg. The township is aptly named for the scenic Whitewater River. Fed by several creeks and streams, the River fluctuates varying with the season and the year providing a focus of much of the outdoor recreation in the area.


40 miles northwest of Cincinnati, Whitewater Township is just 15 minutes off of Interstate 74. US 52 is the primary access route to the township, with St. Rt. 252 on the northern edge. Three larger airports are easily accessible: Hamilton Airport, the Greater Cincinnati International Airport and the James M. Cox Dayton International Airport. A small landing strip is available in Mount Carmel.


McCullough Hyde Regional Medical Center on St. Rt. 101 provides diagnostic and treatment services. Rush Memorial Hospital in nearby Rushville, Fayette Memorial Hospital in Connersville, Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg and Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville are the closest community hospitals. Hospitals in Cincinnati are an hour drive away.


Small shops dot the township, with most necessities available in nearby communities.


There's plenty of room for rural pursuits in Whitewater Township. Outdoor pursuits like hunting and fishing provide opportunities for recreation. Urban farmers have discovered the pleasures of living off the land, with spectacular gardens and small working farms dotting the landscape. Brookville Lake is the center of water sports, offering water recreation options including fishing, skiing, boating, swimming, canoeing, and more. Nearby Whitewater Memorial State Park is on 200-acre Whitewater Lake with access to Brookville Reservoir Boating, bridle trails, camping, fishing, hiking, picnic areas, and swimming. Canoers will enjoy the numerous access points to the Whitewater River.