The City of Fairfield can trace its roots to the early 1950s, prior to becoming a city, when the City of Hamilton was initiating efforts to incorporate a large chunk of what was then Fairfield Township.
But the history of this southwest Ohio city actually dates back almost 200 years. The City of Fairfield was originally part of the legendary Symmes Purchase, a small but major real estate transaction that resulted in the establishment of a major US city and led to a population outbreak that helped naugurate statehood for Ohio.
In 2015 the City of Fairfield has a diverse population of over 42,000 and encompasses over twenty-one square miles. The city is home to the world-renowned Jungle Jim's International Market, the Cincinnati Financial Corporation, the Ohio Casualty/Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Medco Health Systems, Koch Foods, Pacific Industries, M. Bohlke Veneer Company, and the Western States Machine Company, among others.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Craig Sanders is the author of seven railroad history books and the president of the Akron Railroad Club. He has been a journalist and taught journalism, public relations and mass communications for more than 40 years. He worked as a reporter and copy editor at newspapers in Mattoon, Illinois; Bloomington, Indiana; Evansville, Indiana; and Indianapolis. Sanders has taught at Cleveland State University, Kent State University, John Carroll University, Penn State University, Indiana University and the University of Southern Indiana. He earned a Ph.D. in mass communications and an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University, an M.A. in political studies from Sangamon State University and a B.A. in history and political science from Eastern Illinois University. He and his wife Mary Ann Whitley live in University Heights, Ohio.
Publisher: America Through Time
Images: 170 Color
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)