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West Milton is located about 15 minutes west of Tipp City and I-75 on State Route 571. With local restaurants and small shops, there is plenty to check out while you visit. People will enjoy the authentic small town feel when they arrive in West Milton.
West Milton is a great place to raise a family if you appreciate small town values. West Milton is home of the Milton-Union School system which is concidered one of the best schools in the area. As with most small towns, the small community atmosphere gives you a feeling of security. This is a town where you really get to know your neighbors.
The rolling hills, Stillwater River and rich farmland of the West Milton area were big attractions for early settlers. They came to the West Milton area in the later years of the 18th century and the early years of the 19th century, with lots being sold in 1807.
The settlement was named Milton after poet John Milton. In 1817, it became West Milton because of a possible conflict with another town named Milton. The village was incorporated in 1834.
Early residents were especially fond of the Cascades, a water fall that is located behind what used to be the West Milton Inn (now a furniture store) at the corner of State Route 571 and State Route 48. West Milton was also home to possibly the first lightning rod manufacturing firm in the country.
In the early 1900s, the opening of the traction line (a rail line running to south to Dayton) spurred a new attraction in the village. Overlook Park became a stopping point for visitors, serving as a place for band shows, picnics and holiday excursions.
West Milton's growth has been slow but steady in the ensuing years. As the home of Milton-Union schools it is the center of activity in Union Township, and is just a short drive up State Route 48 from Dayton.