Hamilton, Ohio: James Ruppert Mass Murder House

On Easter 1975, James Ruppert wiped out his entire 11-member family in less than five minutes. Awful things can happen in otherwise unremarkable houses. No plaque or marker.

635 Minor St., Hamilton, OH
South edge of the city. A half-block east of US 127/Pleasant Ave., on the south side of Minor St., which is a block north of St. Ann Catholic Church. Private home; visible from the street. No plaque or marker.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About James Ruppert Mass Murder House

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

James Ruppert Mass Murder House

Another odd fact: this house is diagonally across the street (Minor Avenue) from the duplex where Tina Mott was savagely murdered 21 years later. The Tina Mott investigation was even documented in a Forensic Files episode.

[John D Sheposh, 01/21/2021]

House where murders occurred.

James Ruppert Mass Murder House

Just looks like any other old house. It is hard to believe so many people were killed in such a small house.

[David, 06/16/2015]

In the Easter Sunday Massacre of 1975, James Ruppert shot to death 11 members of his own family in less than five minutes. Another odd fact is that no one knew about it until three hours later, when James, who stayed in the house, finally called the police.

James Ruppert Mass Murder House

It was here that James Ruppert snapped on Easter afternoon, 1975, and murdered 11 family members. It remains the largest mass-murder in a private residence in U.S. history.

[Patrick, 08/12/2013]

It's a small home for such a mass of killing. The house was later thoroughly cleaned and resold; it has had several subsequent owners.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Hollow Earth MonumentHollow Earth Monument, Hamilton, OH - 2 mi.
Jungle Jim's International MarketJungle Jim's International Market, Fairfield, OH - 3 mi.
Sea MonsterSea Monster, Fairfield, OH - 3 mi.
In the region:
Handsome, Stuffed Hero Police Dog, Cincinnati, OH - 18 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Ohio Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

SPAM Museum, Austin, Minnesota (Sep 20-26, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now