XENIA — In 1800, Remberance Williams erected what is assumed to be the first cabin in what later became the City of Xenia. He emigrated first from Virginia and then from Kentucky. The property on which he built his home is now part of Shawnee Park, but when the town was laid out, he was considered to be on the outskirts of the city. He sold his property to his son John and moved to Indiana in 1814.
Joan Baxter is a local resident and weekly historical columnist.