Norwood City Inside A City

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Engulfed by the city of Cincinnati on all sides, the 3-square-mile area now known as Norwood was settled in the early 19th century as a coach stop along the Montgomery Road turnpike near the present-day intersection of Smith Road. The village was originally named Sharpsburg, after an early settler named John Sharpe. It was informally referred to as “Northwood” because of its location north of Cincinnati and because it was heavily wooded with horse farms and orchards. The construction of Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad and Cincinnati, Lebanon & Northern Railway led to increased settlement. In 1873, a local dry goods merchant named L. C. Hopkins subdivided 30 acres of his own land near the intersection of Hopkins Avenue and Montgomery Road. Shortly thereafter, other subdivisions were planned. The area quickly developed into one of Cincinnati’s original suburbs. Norwood was incorporated as a village in 1888 and as a city in 1902.
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Walking Cincinnati

by Danny Korman and Katie Meyer (Wilderness Press)

Engulfed by the city of Cincinnati on all sides, the 3-square-mile area now known as Norwood was settled in the early 19th century as a coach stop along the Montgomery Road turnpike near the present-day intersection of Smith Road. The village was originally named Sharpsburg, after an early settler named John Sharpe.

It was informally referred to as “Northwood” because of its location north of Cincinnati and because it was heavily wooded with horse farms and orchards. The construction of Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad and Cincinnati, Lebanon & Northern Railway led to increased settlement. In 1873, a local dry goods merchant named L. C. Hopkins subdivided 30 acres of his own land near the intersection of Hopkins Avenue and Montgomery Road. Shortly thereafter, other subdivisions were planned. The area quickly developed into one of Cincinnati’s original suburbs. Norwood was incorporated as a village in 1888 and as a city in 1902.

© 2015 Danny Korman and Katie Meyer/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Cincinnati
Distance: 4.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Norwood: City Inside A City

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