photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Cincy Images | profile | all galleries >> cincinnati >> Mason tree view | thumbnails | slideshow


On June 1, 1803, Revolutionary War veteran William Mason paid $1,700 at auction to purchase 640 acres of land in what is now
downtown Mason. In 1815, he platted 16 lots on this land and named the village "Palmira." In 1832, 2 years after the death of
William Mason and according to his will, over 40 more lots were platted on the north, south, and west of Palmira. When the plat
was officially recorded, the name of the village was listed as "Palmyra."

In 1835, a petition was sent to the federal post office to correct the name of the town. It had been listed as Kirkwood, possibly an
error because the postmaster at the time was William Kirkwood. When village officials were informed that there was another
Palmyra in Ohio, the name was officially changed to "Mason." Mason remained a small farming community for another 125 years.
In 1970, a year before the town was incorporated to become a city, there were fewer than 5,700 residents. Today, the City of
Mason covers over 11,200 acres and is home to around 30,000 people and approximately 500 businesses.

The City of Mason continues to draw upon its history as it eagerly anticipates the future. It is increasingly being recognized as a
rapidly growing, progressive community with an attractive industrial base. Known as a business-friendly community, it stands
ready to work with developers and business owners to create a carefully planned and attractive community that serves both
residents and businesses. The number of new businesses regularly looking to locate in Mason and the expansion of existing
enterprises confirms Masonís success. Cintas Corporation, Mitsubishi, Procter & Gamble's Health Care Research Center, and
Luxottica Retail are among the premier companies located in Mason.

Mason is also recognized as the resort area of southwest Ohio. Paramount's Kings Island Amusement Park, The Beach Waterpark,
and The Golf Center at Kings Island are among the prominent recreation destinations in Mason. Mason is home to the world-
recognized Tennis Masters Series-Cincinnati as well as several well-loved local annual events. Summary taken from

Mason1g.jpg Mason1h.jpg Mason1k.jpg Mason1j.jpg
Mason1i.jpg Mason1m.jpg Mason1n.jpg Mason1o.jpg
Mason1p.jpg Mason1q.jpg Mason1g.jpg Mason1e.jpg
Mason2a.jpg Mason2b.jpg Mason2b.jpg Mason2c.jpg
Mason2d.jpg Mason2e.jpg Mason2f.jpg Mason2g.jpg
Mason2h.jpg Mason2i.jpg Mason2j.jpg Mason2k.jpg
Mason2l.jpg Mason2m.jpg Mason2n.jpg Mason2p.jpg
Mason2q.jpg Mason2r.jpg Mason2s.jpg Mason2t.jpg
Mason2u.jpg Mason2w.jpg Mason2x.jpg Mason2y.jpg
Mason2z.jpg Mason3a.jpg Mason3b.jpg Mason3d.jpg
Mason3e.jpg Mason3f.jpg Mason3h.jpg Mason3i.jpg
Mason3j.jpg Mason3k.jpg Mason3l.jpg Mason3m.jpg
WLWTower1a.jpg WLWTower1b.jpg Mason3n.jpg