Springfield Ohio History

                                           Daniel Hertzler House Museum


930 South Tecumseh Road
Springfield Ohio 45502

The Daniel Hertzler House was built in 1854-1855, a Pennsylvania Style Bank House and is an interesting study of 19th century architecture. 



Daniel Hertzler was an entrepreneur. Born in Lancaster County Pennsylvania in 1800 he grew up as a Mennonite. During the early 1830s Daniel, his wife Catherine, and their first child Barbara moved to Clark County Ohio. He managed a farm, a sawmill, a gristmill and a distillery. Later in his life he would start the Old Clark County Bank.

In 1850 Hertzler purchased 315 acres of land southwest of the Springfield. After tearing down Jonathan Donnels 1795 log cabin, the Hertzlers built their home overlooking the site of the old Shawnee village of Piqua.  To learn more about the Hertzler House, come for a tour. The house is open for tours Sundays from 1pm-3pm. Cost of the tour is $5.00 for adults and 1.00 for students.

The house is also open on other days by appointment. For more information or a tour appointment call 937- 882-6000. Located on the premise of George Rogers Clark Park.