Carthage is a neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Carthage is a residential neighborhood located in the Mill Creek valley in Cincinnati, Ohio. Carthage was incorporated in 1861 and then annexed into Cincinnati in 1911. It shares a border with Elmwood Place, Ohio, which, with adjacent St. Bernard, Ohio, forms a city island in the middle of Cincinnati.
This area was first settled in 1791 or 1792, when Capt. Jacob White, from Redstone (Brownsville), Pennsylvania settled and founded White's Station in the extreme southeastern section of Springfield Township. White's Station, a small log blockhouse, was attacked by a party of Indians on the 19th of October, 1793.
Carthage is home to a growing Hispanic community. It has several stores and restaurants such as "El Valle Verde" and others. Carthage is also the home of "Su Casa" Hispanic Ministry, which holds many events and parties. Carthage also holds the annual Hispanic Festival.
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Coordinates: 39°11′45″N 84°29′0″W / 39.19583°N 84.48333°W
Carthage has changed over recent years, and not for the better. Once a pleasant, vibrant neighborhood with people who left doors open at night, Carthage now is home to Hispanic gangs and drive by shootings. Debris now litters the once clean streets with broken, foreign fruit drink and beer bottles. Abandoned, dilapidated homes are replacing the once well maintained private homes. Finely groomed lawns are now covered with weeds and overgrown with trees that were once small bushes. A non caring population of immigrants has replaced once proud home owners and given the community a feel and look of a foreign nation.