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18-Mile Stand

18-Mile Stand was at the intersection of Tylersville and Princeton (Ohio 747) roads in West Chester Township was once known as 18-Mile Stand. It was the juncture of sections 5, 6, 11 and 12. James Patchell, a native of Ireland and a veteran of the War of 1812, moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio in 1816. In 1830, he moved from Clermont County to Butler County, where he bought 80 acres in Section 11 of West Chester Township from William Wright. Later, a son, James Jr., expanded the Patchell holdings to 244 acres at the southeast corner of Tylersville and Princeton roads. A road marker in front of the Patchell house identified the location as 18 miles from downtown Cincinnati. "It was a rather busy corner, and it is unusual that a community did not develop there as they so often did at other intersections," said Virginia Shewalter in A History of Union Township (1976).

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