Come celebrate the 252nd anniversary of the birth of Major General William Lytle. A free Open House with music by the Williamsburg Community Band, refreshments and tours of the recently completed Land Office (replica).
Hailed the “Father of Clermont County”, William Lytle was appointed Deputy Surveyor at age 23 and surveyed the district near present day Williamsburg, Ohio. Acquiring land, he planned and platted the town of Lytlestown, later becoming Williamsburg. Lytle settled and built his home, stone dairy and a stone land office on the bluff overlooking the East Fork.
The dairy house still stands today and a search of the remains of the land office began in 2019. With the help of old photographs, artist’s rendering of the land office and a large does of good luck, the remains of the west wall were found.