Cheviot



Cheviot
Hamilton County, Ohio
Latitude: 39 9' 25" N
Longitude: 84 36' 48" W
Elevation: 906 Feet
Timezone: US/Eastern

The City of Cheviot, located in southwestern Ohio, is approximately seven miles northwest of downtown Cincinnati and has a population of 9,015 according to the 2000 census. Cheviot offers its residents excellent police and fire protection as well as street maintenance and waste collection services.

Cheviot City HallCheviot City Hall Plaque

The Cheviot Municipal Building is located at 3814 Harrison Avenue. The City Administration Offices are open from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. The building also houses the Police and Fire Departments.


It all began as a four-block town with six streets. Cheviot was part of the land purchased from the United States by John Cleves Symmes and was known as Kuliga, The Pretty Land. Symmes sold half of Green Township to a former land partner, Elias Boudinot of New Jersey. Symmes tried to back out of the transaction but in May of 1802, he was forced by decision of the Pennsylvania District, United States Court, to give Boudinot a deed. It may have been on Boudinot land that Cheviot and Westwood were founded. Cheviot was platted in 1818 by John Craig, Sr., a Scottish immigrant, who named the area after the ridge of hills that separated England from Scotland. In 1901, Cheviot was incorporated as a village with a population of approximately 400. Cheviot became a city in 1932 with a population then of 8046.

The History of Cheviot

The History of Enoch Carson and Harvest Home Park



Fact Sheet

Churches:
  • St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church     Web Link to St. Martin of Tours
  • St. Aloysius Gonzaga Roman Catholic Church     Web Link to St. Aloysius Gonzaga
  • St. Catharine of Siena Roman Catholic Church     Web Link to St. Catharine of Siena
  • Whitewater Crossing Christian Church     Web Link to Westwood-Cheviot Church of Christ
  • Cheviot United Methodist Church     Web Link to Cheviot United Methodist Church
  • Grace Lutheran Church
  • Salem Presbyterian Church
  • St. James Episcopal Church
  • Cincinnati Word of Faith Church     Web Link to Cincinnati Word of Faith Church

Schools:

  • Kindergarten through Grade 8
    • Cheviot Elementary     Web Link to Cheviot Elementary School
    • St. Aloysius Gonzaga Elementary     Web Link to St. Aloysius Gonzaga
    • St. Catharine of Siena Elementary     Web Link to St. Catharine of Siena
    • St. Martin of Tours Elementary     Web Link to St. Martin of Tours
  • High school students go on to one of the following schools in Cincinnati:
    • Elder High School     Web Link to Elder High School
    • LaSalle High School     Web Link to LaSalle High School
    • McAuley High School     Web Link to McAuley High School
    • Mother of Mercy High School     Web Link to Mother of Mercy High School
    • Saint Ursula Academy     Web Link to St. Ursula Academy
    • St. Xavier High School     Web Link to St. Xavier High School
    • Ursuline Academy     Web Link to Ursuline Academy
    • Walnut Hills High School     Web Link to Walnut Hills High School
    • Western Hills High School     Web Link to Cincinnati Public Schools
  • University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Mt. St. Joseph College are all within 20 minutes of Cheviot.

Hospitals:

    Mercy Franciscan Hospital, both Western Hills Campus and Mt. Airy Campus, are approximately 10-15 minutes away from Cheviot. Good Samaritan, Christ, Bethesda Base, Deaconess, Jewish and University Hospitals are all within about 20 minutes of the area.

Library:

    The Cheviot branch of the Hamilton County Public Library is located at 3711 Robb Avenue, next to the Cheviot Fieldhouse. More information about the library can be found at this link.

Media:

  • Newspapers
    • Cincinnati Enquirer     Web Link to Cincinnati Enquirer
    • Western Hills Press     Web Link to Community Press
  • Television
    • WLWT - Channel 5 (NBC Affiliate)     Web Link to WLWT
    • WCPO - Channel 9 (ABC Affiliate)     Web Link to WCPO
    • WKRC - Channel 12 (CBS/CW Affiliate)     Web Link to WKRC
    • WXIX - Channel 19 (FOX Affiliate)     Web Link to WXIX
    • WCET - Channel 48 (PBS Affiliate)     Web Link to WCET
    • WSTR - Channel 64 (Independent)     Web Link to WSTR
    • Time Warner Cable of Green Twp. & Cheviot     Web Link to TWC
  • Radio
    • 11 AM / 15 FM Radio Stations

Shopping:

    There are convenient neighborhood shops throughout Cheviot and located at the southwest edge of Cheviot are the Western Hills Plaza and Western Woods Mall.

Transportation:

    Cheviot is conveniently located near I-74, I-75 and I-275. The public transportation to and from Cheviot is provided by Queen City Metro which is operated by SORTA (Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority).

Utilities:

  • Gas and Electric: Duke Energy Corp.     Web Link to Duke Energy
  • Sewers: Metropolitan Sewer District     Web Link to MSD
  • Telephone: Cincinnati Bell Telephone     Web Link to Cincinnati Bell Telephone
  • Water: Greater Cincinnati Waterworks     Web Link to GCWW

Civic & Fraternal Organization Links:

  • Knights of Pythias, Cheviot Lodge #755    Web Link to Knights of Pythias


Other facts about Cheviot include:
  • The first prize fight in Ohio was held in Cheviot in 1837.
  • Cincinnati's first FM radio station started above the Cheviot Theatre on Harrison Avenue in 1947. The station did not last long due to the fact that FM receivers at the time were scarce. The site is now a parking lot.
  • Singer Andy Williams spent his teen years as a resident of Cheviot and attended Western Hills High School. He sang with his brothers on WLW Radio.
  • Scenes from the motion picture Little Man Tate were filmed on location at the Harrison Grill in Cheviot.
  • Ohio's first Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter started in Cheviot.


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