Hamilton County, Ohio
Latitude: 39 9' 25" N
Longitude: 84 36' 48" W
Elevation: 906 Feet
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.
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
- St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church
- St. Aloysius Gonzaga Roman Catholic Church
- St. Catharine of Siena Roman Catholic Church
- Whitewater Crossing Christian Church
- Cheviot United Methodist Church
- Grace Lutheran Church
- Salem Presbyterian Church
- St. James Episcopal Church
- Cincinnati Word of Faith Church
- Kindergarten through Grade 8
- Cheviot Elementary
- St. Aloysius Gonzaga Elementary
- St. Catharine of Siena Elementary
- St. Martin of Tours Elementary
- High school students go on to one of the following schools in Cincinnati:
- Elder High School
- LaSalle High School
- McAuley High School
- Mother of Mercy High School
- Saint Ursula Academy
- St. Xavier High School
- Ursuline Academy
- Walnut Hills High School
- Western Hills High School
- University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Mt. St. Joseph University are all within 20 minutes of Cheviot.
Mercy Hospital is approximately 5-10 minutes away from Cheviot. Good Samaritan, Christ, Bethesda Base, Deaconess, Jewish and University Hospitals are all within about 20-25 minutes of the area.
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.
- Cincinnati Enquirer
- Western Hills Press
- WLWT - Channel 5 (NBC Affiliate)
- WCPO - Channel 9 (ABC Affiliate)
- WKRC - Channel 12 (CBS/CW Affiliate)
- WXIX - Channel 19 (FOX Affiliate)
- WCET - Channel 48 (PBS Affiliate)
- WSTR - Channel 64 (Independent)
- Time Warner Cable of Green Twp. & Cheviot
- 11 AM / 15 FM Radio Stations
There are convenient neighborhood shops throughout Cheviot and located at the southwest edge of Cheviot are the Western Hills Plaza and Western Woods Mall.
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).
- Gas and Electric: Duke Energy Corp.
- Sewers: Metropolitan Sewer District
- Telephone: Cincinnati Bell Telephone
- Water: Greater Cincinnati Waterworks
Civic & Fraternal Organization Links:
- Knights of Pythias, Cheviot Lodge #755
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.