Clayton - 1816
Englewood - 1841
Union - 1816
You have found the official website of the Randolph
Township Historical Society located in Montgomery County,
Learn about the RTHS History Center
Our group has assumed the responsibility of
collecting photos, information, articles, and related materials
that pertain to the history and activities of our forefathers
who lived in the rural areas of the township (now Clayton), or
in early towns such as Union, the Village of Clayton (known as
Salem in early times), and Englewood (also known as
Harrisburg and Iamton). We are committed to seeing that
historical items from this area are properly documented and preserved
for future generations. To be successful, we need your
support through membership and donations. We also ask that
you share or donate local family genealogies, histories and
photos of local sites, business and church records, etc.
We also seek members who can volunteer their time in helping us
inventory, catalog and archive all donated materials.
There is a niche within our group for everyone who shares an
interest in the history of this area, even though you may live
far away. We hope to hear from you!
Who We Are:
The Randolph Township Historical Society, Inc.
was founded on January 14, 1998, shortly after the merger of the
unincorporated parts of old Randolph Township, Montgomery
County, Ohio with the municipality of Clayton, Ohio. The
township boundaries now encompass the three cities of Clayton,
Englewood, and Union. On July 27, 1998, the society was
incorporated in the State of Ohio as a non profit group.
We are registered with both the state and federal IRS as a
501(c)3 charitable organization. Memberships in our society
reached 106 in 1998. Annual memberships continue to hold around 260. If you have an interest in the history of
this area, why not join or renew today?
2018 Officers and Directors
President: Ivan Clark
Vice Pres: Doug Allen
Rec. Sec'y: Kay Dawson
Corres. Sec'y: Wilma Schroeder
Treasurer: Robin Perkins
Directors and Terms:
JoeAnne Conners (2017 & 2018)
Barbara Eller (2017 & 2018)
William Gothard (2017 & 2018)
Monty Mercer (2017 & 2018)
Cleva Collar (2018 & 2019)
Glynn Marsh (2018 & 2019)
Doris West (2018 & 2019)
Shirley Whiting (2018 & 2019)
Township Historical Society exists
together those persons with an interest in the history of
Randolph Township, Montgomery County, Ohio as it was
originally established in 1804 and as it continues today
within the boundaries of the three cities of Clayton,
Englewood, and Union, Ohio
to foster the
discovery, collection and preservation of all materials that
illustrate or help to establish the rich and varied cultural
history of our community -- its settlement, residents,
development, activities, and progress.
historical information about the community through special
programs and events that promote public understanding and
interest in the area's past and present.
and Other Activities:
Regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the RTHS History Center, 114 Valleyview Dr. Englewood, OH. Winter schedule: 1 p.m. Nov.-Mar. Summer schedule: 7 p.m. Apr-Oct. In addition to conducting business, we
hold history roundtable discussions and have invited
speakers. Our history and archives rooms are open before and after meetings, 2-4p.m. on the first and third Sunday afternoon Apr-Oct and other times by appointment.
artifacts are displayed on a rotating basis and records are
available for research. We publish a quarterly newsletter,
"The Randolph Times," which is free to all
members. Special activities are planned throughout the