• Col. Charles Young / Youngsholm / Buffalo Soldiers in Cuba

    Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers

    National Monument Ohio


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Local area map (not to scale) of the Xenia & Wilberforce area.  Youngsholm is indicated by the red marker.  Click map for a larger version.

"Youngsholm" is located in Wilberforce, Ohio. It is situated less than one mile west of the Wilberforce University and Central State University campuses on U.S. Route 42 at 1120 US Route 42 E. While Youngsholm is not yet open for regular visitation, guests can view the historical marker that is situated on a boulder in the front of the house, next to the parking lot.

By Plane

There are three major airports near the park. The closest is the Dayton International Airport (DAY), located 40 miles northwest of the park in Dayton. For more information, click here. The Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is located 69 miles to the northeast in Columbus. Click here for more information on the Port Columbus International Airport. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is located 75 miles to the southwest in Hebron, Kentucky. Click here for more information on the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

By Car

From Dayton & all points west

  • Take US-35 east towards Xenia, OH
  • Continue into Xenia by following U.S. Route 35B
  • Turn left onto U.S. 42, Youngsholm will be on your left, approximately 2.5 miles from U.S. Route 35B, 1120 US Route 42 E.
From Columbus & all points east

  • Take I-71 south from Columbus towards Cincinnati
  • Exit I-71 at U.S. Route 35 and go west
  • Follow U.S. Route 35 and exit at N. Bickett Road
  • Turn right onto N. Bickett Road
  • N. Bickett Road will dead-end at U.S. Route 42, turn left onto U.S. Route 42
  • Youngsholm will be on your right, approximately 0.7 miles from N. Bickett Road, at 1120 US Route 42 E.

Did You Know?


The term "Buffalo Soldier" derives from the Plains Indians who encountered and fought the African-American troops on the frontier in the late 19th century. It is said that the Indians referred to the black cavalry troopers as "Buffalo Soldiers" because their hair resembled that of the hair on the buffalo and because of their fierce nature of fighting, which emulated the buffalo as well.