Owensville is the birthplace of John Pattison, sworn in as the 43rd Governor of Ohio January 8,1906; he died in office just six months later on June 18. He was a strong supporter of Prohibition, a position that found him staunch supporters during his campaign. He also was a proponent of municipal ownership of public utilities.
Owensville is located in the north central party of Clermont County, in sparsely populated Stonelick Township. Owensville, even at just four-tenths of a mile wide, is the largest village in the township. Farm acreage outnumbers the residents; just over 800 call the village home. Its original name was ‘Boston’ because its earliest settlers called it after their hometown. The name changed in 1832, after it began being called Owensville after the postmaster William Owens. The village became incorporated in 1867. Predominately farmland, residents remain proud of their rural roots with many claiming family history in the area that dates back 200 years.
U.S. 50, ‘The Nation’s Highway’, a major non-interstate east-west highway, runs through the village and is its primary access route. St. Rts. 132 and 276 cross through the village here. The Clermont County Airport is 6 miles away; Greater Cincinnati International Airport is about a 50-minute drive.
Stonelick Township Fire and EMS provides services to the village. Clermont Mercy Hospital is a short 3 mile drive, while its sister hospital, Anderson Mercy, is 14 miles away. Bethesda North Hospital 18 miles away, is the closest trauma center.
It’s easy to meet your daily needs here with easy access to retail and grocery stores. Larger shopping trips need a jaunt in the car to Batavia or Eastgate Mall.
Owensville has been home to the Clermont County Fairgrounds since 1864 and each summer is the most visited place in the county. Nearby Pattison Park locate just outside the village offers a fishing lake, three easy hiking trails, and a lodge that hosts annual events. Several state parks are nearby include East Fork, and Stonelick, providing fishing, boating, hiking and camping for outdoors enthusiasts. UC Clermont nearby hosts cultural and sports event for the region.