RTHS History Publications


Regular meetings are held at 114 Valleyview Dr., Englewood, OH on the second Wednesday of each month. 7 PM April - October and 1 PM. November - March.
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The History Center is open to the public. Scheduled visiting hours are from 2-4 PM on the first and third Sundays of each month April through October, weather permitting, and also other times by appointment. Call 937-832-8538.

Mailing Address:
114 Valleyview Drive Englewood, OH 45322

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Randolph Twp. Historical Society

Clayton - 1816

Englewood - 1841

Union - 1816


    Booklets and Commemorative Calendars Available

Over the years, the RTHS has printed several booklets and calendars, and copies of these are still available.

These booklets are transcriptions of programs the Society has held in which local residents shared their memories and experiences and local historians offered information. For example, to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Society invited Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, a living history unit, to speak to the audience. Al Howey, the camp musician, treated the audience to various Civil War instruments and songs, and the lyrics, although not the music, are included in the booklet.

  1. Memories of Old Route 40 celebrates the 200th anniversary of the National Road reaching this area, with memories shared by people who grew up along the road.
  2. Memories of the Dayton-Covington Pike provides similar memories of life along what became State Route 48, from Westbrook Road to the Studebaker potato farm north of Union.
  3. Memories of Clayton–Then & Now celebrates the Village of Old Clayton and also has excerpts from Frank Betz’s autobiography and memoirs by Edgar Benton, Kay Dawson, and Karl Schroeder.
  4. 200 Years of Randolph Township Schools traces education in the area from the early subdistrict schools through the formation of the Northmont District, with historical data and accounts by students and officials.
  5. The Life and Photographs of EDWIN C. SINKS discusses the local resident who took many well-known pictures of old Englewood. This booklet includes a CD of his photographs.
  6. A Tribute to Ohio’s Civil War Soldiers marked the Civil War’s sesquicentennial in 2011 with reports on local units, readings from diaries, and a history of the Dayton Soldier’s Home (now the VA Center). The booklet also includes the lyrics to Civil War songs.

The society also has copies of three keepsake calendars available. Although for past years, these still offer interesting photos of past and present sites and list significant dates in the history of the area.

  1. “A Banner Year” (2016) Have over 100 pictures of Clayton,   Englewood & Union, many in color.
  2. “Faces and Places” (2012)
  3. “Remember When” (2010)

These publications also make excellent presents for anyone who may have once lived in this area or is interested in the topic covered.
To purchase these, come to the Center during public hours, use the order form, or leave a phone or e-mail message.

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