Harrison Township is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of two cemeteries.
New Haven Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030
In 1803, the old Baptist Church was erected on this two acre plot on the hill overlooking Lees Creek, a log structure. It was the first church not only in the area but in the entire Whitewater valley. There were no churches in Harrison until 1811. The original church was replaced by a frame and later by a brick structure. Before the Civil War, the congregation divided on the mission issue and the members gradually joined other churches. Sometime after 1860 the brick church was demolished and only the cemetery in which many of the pioneer members are buried now remains. The importance of the old Baptist Church as the social and religious center in the settlement and development of the area cannot be overestimated. Later the cemetery was deeded to Harrison Township.
Harrison Township founded in 1853 still retains much of its rural charm and beauty as it did when it began. The township is family oriented, comfortable with an independent small town environment. Harrison Township residents are proud of their clean river and streams, clean air and abundant open and green spaces.
Although, Harrison Township is situated in a country setting, its strategic location within the metropolitan area makes it an ideal place to live and businesses to thrive and grow.
Harrison Township is the northwestern gateway to the Cincinnati Metropolitan area as well as the urban center of a still rural four county area. Located on I-74 with close access to I-275 and the Ronald Reagan (Cross County) Highway, there is easy access to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport and other parts of the county and States of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.
Harrison Township presents a special case of being an unincorporated area within an urban center, the City of Harrison. Harrison Township has a tight bond with the City of Harrison; the Harrison Community Center is funded by both entities, along with senior services. Harrison Township retains its fire and emergency medical transport from the City of Harrisons outstanding Fire Department.
Harrison Township abuts the State of Indiana to the west, Crosby by Township to the east, Whitewater Township to the south and Butler County to the north.