Fayette County

County Offices
110 E. Court Street
Washington Court House 740-335-0720

Chamber of Commerce
101 E. East Street
Washington Court House 740-335-0761

Picturesque Fayette County has retained its traditional agricultural heritage while diversifying the local economy to include retail and industrial growth. Planners and residents are committed to environmentally responsible zoning and quality economic expansion that preserves the area’s natural beauty and quality of life.


Residents are able to meet all routine needs and many specialized healthcare needs close to home. Fayette County Memorial Hospital offers a 25-bed critical access community hospital. Founded in 1950 to bring quality healthcare to residents of Fayette County, FCMH is a county-owned, non-profit hospital that maintains a management agreement with the Mount Carmel Health System. The hospital’s tradition of providing compassionate care in a modern setting is evidenced in the continual growth and expansion of medical specialties, advanced equipment, technology, facilities, and staff. More then 300 skilled professionals contribute to the surprisingly wide range of healthcare resources available to Fayette County residents. Among them are a Birth Center, a Business Health program, cardiopulmonary, emergency care, surgical specialties, home health, laboratory and diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, a sleep lab, and therapies.

The educational opportunities in and near Fayette County are equally impressive, underlined by two local pubic school districts: Miami Trace Local School District and Washington City School District. The latter has recently opened all newly constructed schools from elementary through middle and high school. The Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development in Washington Court House serves students of all ages. Great Oaks is one of the largest career and technical education districts in the nation, providing career and workforce development as well as economic development services to individuals, business, industry, labor, communities and other organizations in southwest Ohio. Washington Court House offers the Fayette Center of Southern State Community College, while nearby Dayton is home to Sinclair Community College. Other choices in nearby college and universities include Wilmington College in Wilmington, Wright State University in Dayton, and Ohio University.


Panoramic Fayette County is ideally located less than an hour’s drive from Ohio’s leading cities of Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Residents enjoy the country pleasures and slower pace of a rural environment, where neighbors wave hello and shopkeepers tend to know their customers by name. The leading city of Washington Court House serves as the county seat of government as well as the hub of commerce, recreation, education, healthcare, and entertainment. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the charm of the city’s historic downtown district with its unique shops and restaurants. The county excels in shopping opportunities at regional outlet malls where name-brand merchandise can be purchased at deep discounts. In fact, these outlet malls along Interstate 71 and Jeffersonville village bring shoppers from all directions into Fayette County.

This region provides a wide range of housing options, including restored historical homes nestled in downtown Washington Court House. New subdivisions that offer spacious yards, country manors, cozy bungalows along quiet streets, and equestrian or estate properties are just a few of the many possibilities. The welcoming communities and scenic landscape is further enhanced by 14 Harry Ahysen murals. This famous artist lived in Fayette County from 1986 until his death and graced the area with some of his finest work. Other unique landmarks include a restored fountain sculpture that has served as the centerpiece of Washington Cemetery for more than 100 years. The Fayette County Historical Museum is housed in an impressive 1875 Victorian Italianate home with 14 rooms of artifacts and memorabilia.

Recreational opportunities are abundant, including access to scores of public and private golf courses and eight lush state parks. Hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, camping, and nature study are all available in stunningly beautiful natural settings. Festivals dot the annual calendar including Windmill Days, the Scarecrow Festival, the 4th of July celebration, and the Fayette County Fair. One of the crowning jewels in this area is Deer Creek State Park Resort & Conference Center, where the 1,277-acre lake is famous for early spring fishing below the dam. The entire family can enjoy the many amenities and programs available at this popular retreat. For a tranquil rural setting near the bright lights of urban centers, Fayette County makes a comfortable and enjoyable place to call home.



Washington Court House

City Offices

Chamber of Commerce

With its quaint and bustling downtown district and growing economy, Washington Court House serves as the leading city and seat of county government. Lovely community parks dot the landscape with sports facilities, playground equipment, picnic areas, and open green space for outdoor enjoyment. The recent addition of a full-service YMCA benefits the entire area, adding recreational facilities and programs for children and adults. The city is proud of its elegant, grand courthouse and the lovely historic buildings and homes that surround downtown. Unique architecture, colorful murals, and highlights like the Fayette County Historical Society Museum enhance this visually appealing community that blends reverence for the past with a progressive attitude. The surrounding region is rich in recreational land, including a number of sprawling state parks, for hiking, biking, camping, water sports, and horseback riding. The housing in Washington Court House mixes well-kept older homes and historic properties with newer construction in a variety of architectural styles.

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