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Glendale, Ohio: Black Squirrel Town

Since the 1940s Glendale has had a population of black squirrels (imported from Michigan). It paints fire trucks black, features a dozen big fiberglass squirrel statues from a 2005 civic art project, and there's a dead stuffed black squirrel official greeter at the Village Office.

1140 Congress Ave., Glendale, OH
Suburb of Cincinnati, Congress Ave and Sharon Rd.
Visible in trees, parks. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Hawaiian squirrel.

Black Squirrel Town

The Hawaiian squirrel is at the intersection of N. Troy and E. Sharon and outside of United Dairy Farmers gas station.

[Kelly S., 03/29/2023]

Firefighter black squirrel.

Black Squirrel Town

Cute and fun! Here's the firefighter black squirrel.

[Nora, 11/23/2021]

Blue highway black squirrel.

Black Squirrel Statues

There are four squirrels in the Village Square: Hawaiian Squirrel, a baker, a Faberge squirrel, and one we called Nature Squirrel. Head up Sharon Ave., turn right onto the road right before the railroad tracks, follow the road around and you will see the squirrels on your right.

[Susan, 03/21/2018]

Squirrel skeleton.

Black Squirrel Town

We got a good kick out of this squirrel statue on display in front of a chiropractor office.

[Rochelle Riordan, 10/11/2017]

It would be a suitable companion for an x-ray clinic, too.

Firefighter Black Squirrel.

Firefighter Black Squirrel

This firefighter black squirrel is located at 80 E Sharon Rd, next to the flagpole outside Glendale Fire Department Station #45.

[The Void, 10/04/2017]

The squirrel is not black from a sooty fire, but because Glendale is known for its population of black-furred squirrels.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Large Cougar StatueLarge Cougar Statue, Cincinnati, OH - 5 mi.
Trammel Fossil ParkTrammel Fossil Park, Sharonville, OH - 4 mi.
Giant Indian SignGiant Indian Sign, Cincinnati, OH - 5 mi.
In the region:
Fred Baur, Buried In Pringles Can, Cincinnati, OH - 6 mi.

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