Fairhaven, Ohio

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Fairhaven is an unincorporated community in eastern Israel Township, Preble County, Ohio, United States. It lies along State Route 177 at its intersection with Israel-Somers Road. Four Mile Creek, which feeds into Acton Lake in southern Preble County, runs on the western edge of Fairhaven. It is located 10½ miles (17 kilometers) southwest of Eaton, the county seat of Preble County.[1] Fairhaven is known for its assortment of antique shops along Main Street.[2] The community is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Fairhaven was laid out and platted in 1832.[3] A post office was established at Fairhaven in 1833, and remained in operation until 1932.[4]

References

  1. DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 5th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 1999, p.64. ISBN 0-89933-233-1.
  2. Winternitz, Felix (Oct 1, 2007). "Day Trips from Cincinnati, 8th: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler". Globe Pequot. p. 6. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  3. History of Preble County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches. H. Z. Williams & Bro. 1881. p. 238. 
  4. "Preble County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 

Coordinates: 39°38′20″N 84°46′18″W / 39.63889°N 84.77167°W / 39.63889; -84.77167