Trenton was home to the American Amusement Park, formerly known as LeSourdsville Lake. During its 77years in Butler County, more than 25 million visitors came to the 75-acre park that included 11 kiddie rides and 32 adult thrill rides, including the ever-popular Screechin' Eagle- one of the nation’s oldest wooden roller coasters. Familiar rides like the Whip, Skyride, Tilt-O-Whirl, Scrambler and log flume, miniature golf, a Western mining town and paddleboats provided hours of family fun. When the park closed, many in the area were saddened at the loss.
Trenton sits in northeastern Butler County about 20 miles north of Cincinnati. Trenton’s nickname is the ‘small town with a big heart’. With its roots as a farming village, it was founded in 1799 by Michael Pearce. One of the first buildings was a hotel that offered a nights rest to travelers going from the then state capital in Chillicothe to Miami University and points west. The Toll House still stands as a symbol of the city’s early history. Growth was slow in the village and it was not until 1971 that the population had grown to the required 5,000 to be classified as a city. Over the past six years, Trenton has experienced a marked increase in new residential construction.
A bustling St. Rt. 73 provides the major access route through the city, connecting to nearby cities of Middletown and Hamilton.
Trenton Fire Department provides fire and EMS service to residents. There are two hospitals in the area: Fort Hamilton-Hughes and Mercy Fairfield.
There’s more than enough shopping to meet residents needs in Trenton, especially in the busy downtown, although a more in-depth shopping trip would include visits either to nearby Hamilton or Middletown.
Trenton Sportsmen’s Club Lake provide nearby sites for sport fishermen. Trenton is home to Douglas Park, Michigan Park and Whitney Park. The Walnut Grove Swim Club is a busy summer destination. The Great Miami River Recreation Trail multiuse pathway is a busy part of active residents lives.