On March 30, 2023, the Warren County Historical Society planted a rooted cutting from a tree verified to have been planted by John Chapman, commonly known as Johnny Appleseed. The tree will live on the Beedle Cabin site, located at the corner of S Broadway and W South Street.
Who was John Chapman?
John Chapman was an American pioneer who introduced apples to a large part of Ohio, earning him the nickname of Johnny Appleseed. Johnny Appleseed traveled through Warren County from Urbana on his way to Cincinnati in 1826. His route took him down the Little Miami Trail, just east of Lebanon. Later that same year, he traveled through western Warren County, where he may have stopped at Union Village on his way to Fort Wayne, Indiana. He arrived in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1828. Johnny Appleseed is said to have planted tree “nurseries” in Moraine (near Dayton) and near Oxford.
Information sourced from The Warren County Historical Society.