Paxton’s Grill-April 24th 

5:00-10:00 PM

Ramsey’s Trailside- May 1st

5 -10  PM

For the Ramsey-Paxton Cemetery Association, Inc. White Pillars, Loveland, Ohio 

Loveland, Ohio – The Ramsey-Paxton Cemetery Association is a non-profit organization, and in a dire need for a new fence and removal of dead and decaying trees. This preservation project also includes new headstones for Lt. Col. Paxton and Capt. John Ramsey and restoring a beautiful donated 10’ historical gate from Eads Fence Co.

A percentage of sales, split the pot (5 -8  PM), and a donation jar will take place at each event. “Please invite you family and friends and let’s live up to our motto “Loveland Strong”, said Association President, Rob Geiger.

“We are excited by supporting our community heritage which our names of our restaurants derive from”, said Ralph Dunnigan, one of the owners of Paxton’s Grill and Ramsey’s Trailside.

Paxton’s Grill and Ramsey’s Trailside are located in Historic Downtown Loveland, Ohio where the Loveland Bike Trail intersects with West Loveland Avenue.

What makes this cemetery unique?

Thomas Paxton

There are two American Revolutionary War patriots buried there. Lt. Col. Thomas Paxton (1739-1813) dined with General George Washington at Valley Forge in 1777 as an officer of the day. In addition, he served under General Anthony Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794. Paxton is credited with many Clermont County historical firsts: building the first log cabin, hosting the earliest Presbyterian services, holding the first election, and planting the first field of corn. He was the founder of Clermont County, Miami Township and Loveland and the list goes on and on.

Captain John Ramsey

The other patriot is Captain John Ramsey, a son-in-law to Paxton and a noted hunter even though his leg was amputated as a result of carrying out military duties. He settled at what we now know as White Pillars Subdivision at the same time as Paxton.

Other ways to help

If you are a business owner, a member of an organization or an individual, please consider making a charitable contribution or sponsoring an event to help preserve a significant historical site.

For more information you can email geigercounter@hotmail.com or send a check made out to the Ramsey-Paxton Cemetery Association Inc. and send it to Ramsey-Paxton Cemetery Association Inc. C/O Rob Geiger, PO Box 25, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

The Ramsey-Paxton Cemetery Association Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organization. All donations are a charitable contribution.


Loveland Magazine proudly sponsors and supports this project to preserve Loveland’s earliest history and heritage.

 

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