In the 1820’s during a hike from Urbana to Cincinnati , John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman planted a grove of apple trees just west of Dorf Drive in German Village. On September 23, 2010, honoring the 236th birthday of John Chapman, the City of Moraine rededicated a plaque and planted four second generation apple trees from seeds originally planted by Johnny Appleseed.
Moraine Parks & Recreation hired a Johnny Appleseed portrayer who put on an educational assembly at nearby Frank Nicholas Elementary School. The portrayer and two classes of students from the school attended the ceremony and helped plant the apple trees (Photo #2).
The Moraine Historical Marker “Johnny Appleseed Site” is located at Johnny Appleseed Park, 3060 Dorf Drive across from the Moraine City Garden Plots.