CLIMATE: Snow in winter, medium to mild summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer
Pleasant park setting
The town grew from Fort Hamilton, named for Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary War statesman and Secretary of the Treasury. The fort grew into the town of Hamilton with all the reminders of Anthony Wayne such as Wayne Trace Road; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Waynesville, Ohio; Wayne Township, and the Anthony Wayne Parkway that is U.S. route 127. Downtown Hamilton was proud of the Anthony Wayne Hotel, the architectural tribute to Wayne and the social focal point of the town during the 1920s. Today, the hotel has been convereted to apartments. The biggest battle ever fought on Ohio soil was fought nearby with local Indians and opened the flow of settlers to the West that changed American history. It was named the Battle at Fallen Timbers. Today, the battle site is a pleasant park with an understated monument. Submitted by Henry Chenoweth.