Matthew Hueston, 1771-1847
Farmer and businessman whose land was the basis for forming Hueston Woods State Park
Rudolph Thiem, 1859-1928
German immigrant created Hamilton’s most prominent landmark, the Civil War private (Billy Yank) on the Soldiers and Pioneers Monument.
Clark Lane, 1823-1907
Industrialist who built, stocked and ran the city’s first library, and who later donated the library to the City of Hamilton
Major George W. Rue, 1828-1911
Captured Confederate cavalry raider John Hunt Morgan in 1863, ending several weeks of fear in Ohio.
Raymond H. Burke, 1881-1954
Author of Miami University fight song, helped draft Hamilton City Charter and served as mayor, state senator and member of Congress
Ferdinand Van Der Veer, 1823-1892
Hamilton lawyer, who rose to brigadier general during distinguished Civil War career, also served as sheriff, prosecutor, judge and school board member.
Carl W. Weilenman, 1889-1924
Lefthander who won 84 games in more than eight major league seasons while pitching for the Brown, perennial losers; he was nemesis to Detroit Tigers and Ty Cobb.
Homer Gard, 1866-1952
Hamilton journalist for 65 years, who, along with his wife, in 1926 donated a camp to the YMCA in memory of their son Campbell Gard who passed away from injuries sustained during WWI.
Stella Weiler Taylor, 1869-1953
Hamilton native who was an author, teacher and a popular long time columnist with the Hamilton Evening Journal.
John Reily, 1763-1850
Revolutionary War soldier and teacher who helped write the Ohio Constitution before holding numerous positions in Butler County.
Franklin H. Scobey, 1837-1888
Hamilton soldier, journalist and agriculturist who was also a founding member of the Sigma Chi fraternity
Ray Combs, 1956-1996
Hamilton native, comedian, and popular television host. Most noted for hosting the Family Feud game show from 1988 to 1994.