The Martinsville Road Covered Bridge over Todds Fork is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Martinsville Bridge, one of Ohio’s few remaining covered bridges, was built in 1871 by Zimri Wall.
The tiny half-mile wide village of Martinsville at 440 residents serves as a great country setting for many who commute to Wilmington to work each day. If you like neighbors nearby but not just yards away, this village is for you. The quite country surroundings allow you room for gardening, farming, and outdoor pursuits. The Society of Friends, the Quakers, hold The Newberry Monthly Meeting in Martinsville. The present meeting house built in 1883, is also popular with genealogists, who research the large Quaker graveyard behind the meeting house.
60 minutes northeast of Cincinnati, Martinsville’s primary transportation routes are St. Rt. 28, and Ohio Rt. 134. Nearby commuter airports are Red Stewart Airfield in Waynesville 17 miles away, Clinton Field in Wilmington 19 miles away, and Cincinnati Lunken Airport. Greater Cincinnati International Airport is about 75 minutes away.
The Martinsville and Clark Township Fire Department serves the village and surrounding region. The nearest hospitals are Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington 16 miles away, or Clermont Mercy 19 miles away in Batavia providing emergency, obstetrics and both inpatient and outpatient care.
Unless you’re shopping for country antiques and farm-related items at the Copper Pig, you’ll need to hop in the car to do any shopping, with either Blanchester, Fayetteville or Wilmington your next stop.
Canoeists will enjoy the East Fork of the Little Miami River that winds its way through southern Clinton County. Outdoor enthusiasts will find Cowan Lake State Park to the north, or head south to the Indian Creek Game Preserve in nearby Brown County.