Trebein ~ Then And Now...

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1961 Description of Trebein - Trebein formerly known as Pinkneyville, Frost Station and Beaver Station is two miles nearer Xenia. Pinkney Road running from Cincinnati through Bellbrook, through Trebein, through Oldtown and into Xenia was a very busy thoroughfare in the 1800’s, bringing supplies to and from Cincinnati.  William Maxwell, first printer and publisher in the Northwest Territory lived near Trebein and is believed to be buried about a mile southwest of Trebein on a knoll just back of his cabin.

Present Day - Trebein was another cross-road town on the rail line between Alpha and Xenia. A series of mills were built, the first by Adam Emory. Jonathan Snyder built a distillery in 1841 and found the production of whiskey to be quite profitable. Corn grown during the time was intended to feed livestock and truly wasn’t eaten in kernel form. Excess was distilled into whiskey and used to supplement income.

Later named for another businessman, F.C. Trebein, the small town offered a mill, a larger distillery and a fertilizer factory. A few homes and the remnants of some industrial sites still remain. Until the mid-1990’s the area was still known for its one-lane bridge over the Little Miami River.

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