On Founder's Day June 19, 2010, The Reily Historical
Society opened it's doors of the new museum at 6207 Main
Street Reily, Ohio from 2:00-4:00 to the public. Everyone
was impressed by the great renovation and the things
inside that we have already accumulated. We need many
more things to share with the community. If you have any
Reily antiques, pictures, household items, furniture etc. that
you would like to donate, or loan, for display, please let us
We post requests from people who email the website for
information on their family history. It will be useful to
obtain any pictures, and information that our members
or the community may have for these people. Anyone
wanting to post a request email us
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At our September 1, 2015 meeting, retired teacher, Floyd Hann, of
Hamilton, presented “Reily Township Remembers When”. He
reminisced about the players, coaches, opposing teams, and the
games leading up the Butler County Basketball Championship in
1956, which was won by Reily HS.
Mr. Hann was a member of the Reily HS teaching staff from
September 1955 to June 1959. During that time he taught Social
Studies, was the school’s Athletic Director, and coached
baseball and basketball. He retired from teaching in 1982.
Some members of the Butler County 1956
Championship basketball team.
The Reily Township Historical Society met on Tuesday, April 5,
2016 at the Reily Twp. Community Center. We had our annual
"Show Us What You Have" meeting. We had some very interesting
presentations including a double barrel shotgun from 1860 that
belonged to a members grandfather along with his history related
to the community. We had a letter from 1860 that mentioned many
now famous people such as Lottie Moon and Jim Clark. We had
an old school program from Reily mentioning many businesses
and people we all knew. We had 4 old railroad lanterns from
railroads that at one time passed through Reily Township. We also
had an old graduation class picture from 1928 that had a
members mother and father in the picture.
The Reily Township Historical Society met on Tuesday, May 3, 2016
at the Reily Twp. Community Center, 6093 Reily–Millville Road.
Mr. Carl Ruther presented “How Agriculture Catapulted the
Industrial Expansion in Butler County Between 1850 and 1950”. Mr.
Ruther is a Butler County native and a retired industrial operations
manager. His interests are primarily the history of local industry in
Southwest Ohio. He discussed the unique relationship between
local farming and the rapid growth of Butler County’s industrial
base. It was aan interesting and informative photo presentation.
Another successful Founder's Day in Reily on
June 18th. Great community participation, good
food, and lots of fun.
The Reily Township Historical Society will
meet on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at
the Reily Twp. Community Center, 6093
Reily–Millville Road, Oxford, Ohio 45056.
Mr. Carl Ruther will present “The Mills of
Butler County – Their Importance to Early
Settlers and the Industrialization of
Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana”.
Carl Ruther is a Butler County native and
a retired industrial operations manager.
His interests are primarily the history of
local industry. He will discuss how the
early mills, nearly 80 in Butler County by
1900, were an essential part of the
agriculture community, and later evolved
to the larger “merchant” mills to power
the lumber, paper, textile, and machining
The business meeting starts at 7 pm and
the program begins at approximately 7:15
pm. Refreshments will be served.
Members and non-members are welcome.