Traveling south to north, this 55-mile byway begins at the Indiana state line on Lawrenceburg Road in Hamilton County, winds through historic Oxford, Ohio, home to Miami University and ends at Hueston Woods State Park in Butler County. The byway follows a scenic path commemorating the presidential lives of two presidents: William Henry Harrison (1841) who was a renowned Indian fighter and whose family owned slaves in Virginia, and his grandson, Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893), an advocate of civil rights for Native and African Americans.
The byway reveals what they helped to develop, what they might have seen, and what they left behind. William Henry Harrison had to drop out of college in order to support himself after his father died. Benjamin Harrison graduated from Miami University in 1852, and has an ongoing scholarship named after him which supports top scholars attending Miami, no matter their families’ finances.