History Of Finneytown


All the history I got on Finneytown was very early.  In 1795, a section of land in the vicinity of present day was purchased by Ebenezer Ward. He bequeathed to his grandson Ebenezer Ward Finney for $426.23.  Finney got to his land on an indian path that was later called Winton Wood.  In 1800, a new settlement was formed called Finneytown.  Today, Finneytown has a population of 12,700. 

There are two elementary schools and a junior-senior high school in the district today, which includes part of Springfield Township.  Whitaker Elementary is located on the site of the original school in the area from the 1800's.

Some interesting Finneytown facts....  In 1962, Finneytown was the site of the first Homearama.  Jeffery Immelt, the CEO & Chairman of the Board of General Electric, was a 1974 graduate of Finneytown High School.