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Kings Mills is an unincorporated community in the northeastern corner of Deerfield Townshipmarker, Warren Countymarker, Ohiomarker, United Statesmarker, on the western shore of the Little Miami Rivermarker. Located along I-71 twenty miles northeast of Cincinnatimarker, it is about three miles east of Masonmarker, two miles southwest of South Lebanonmarker, two and one-half miles north of Fostersmarker, and two miles west of Hopkinsvillemarker.

Another town, called Gainsboro, was platted on this site in the 1820s, but it did not prosper. Kings Mills was established in 1884 as a company town for the King Powder Company, and the Peters Cartridge Companymarker which ceased operations in the 1940s.

The town is in the Mason (513) telephone exchange and is served by the Kings Mills/Kings Island post office (45034). It is in the Kings Local School District.

The Little Miami Bike Trail, which runs from Milfordmarker to Spring Valleymarker, passes by the community on the eastern shore of the Little Miami Rivermarker in the former Little Miami Railroad right-of-way.

Kings Islandmarker amusement park and Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park are immediately south of the community. Kings Mills was formerly the home of the College Football Hall of Famemarker, which moved to South Bend, Indianamarker in 1995.


  1. Hall moving from South Bend to Atlanta, Associated Press, September 23, 2009, Accessed September 23, 2009.

Further reading

  • Elva R. Adams. Warren County Revisited. [Lebanon, Ohio]: Warren County Historical Society, 1989.
  • Robert L. Black. The Little Miami Railroad. Cincinnati: n.p., 1940.
  • The Centennial Atlas of Warren County, Ohio. Lebanon, Ohio: The Centennial Atlas Association, 1903.
  • Josiah Morrow. The History of Warren County, Ohio. Chicago: W.H. Beers, 1883. (Reprinted several times)
  • Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 6th ed. Yarmouth, Mainemarker: DeLorme, 2001. ISBN 0-89933-281-1
  • Thomas D. Schiffer. Peters & King: The Birth & Evolution of the Peters Cartridge Co. & the King Powder Co. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2002. ISBN 0-87349-363-X
  • Warren County Engineer's Office. Official Highway Map 2003. Lebanon, Ohio: The Office, 2003.

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