Camp Washington, Cincinnati

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Camp Washington is a neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Crosley Building, original location of WLW studios

Camp Washington is a city neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. It is located north of Queensgate, east of Fairmount, and west of Clifton and University Heights. The community is a crossing of 19th century homes and industrial space, some of which is being converted into loft apartments.[1]

The first Ohio State Fair was held in Camp Washington in 1850. It had been scheduled the year prior but delayed due to a severe outbreak of cholera.[2]

During the U.S.–Mexican War Camp Washington was an important military location, training 5,536 soldiers who went to war. Camp Washington was annexed to the City of Cincinnati in November, 1869.[3]

This neighborhood is also the location of National Register buildings, including the Oesterlein Machine Company-Fashion Frocks, Inc. Complex and the old Cincinnati Workhouse (designed by Samuel Hannaford), which was destroyed and rebuilt to serve as a drug rehabilitation center. The neighborhood has been home to the award-winning Cincinnati chili parlor, Camp Washington Chili for more than 50 years.[4][5][6]

In 2002, a cow, later named Cincinnati Freedom, escaped a slaughterhouse in Camp Washington and eluded police and humane officers for eleven days, drawing national attention.[7][8]


  1. ^ Ball, Jennifer (Jun 2007). "Selling Points". Cincinnati Magazine. p. 94. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  2. ^ Goodman, Rebecca (2005). This Day in Ohio History. Emmis Books. p. 300. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Clarke, S. J. (1912). Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912, Volume 2. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 528. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  4. ^ Grace, Kevin; Tom White (2002). Cincinnati Revealed: A Photographic History of the Queen City. Arcadia Publishing. p. 16. ISBN 0-7385-1955-3. 
  5. ^ King, Rufus (1903). Ohio: First Fruits of the Ordinance of 1787. Houghton Mifflin. p. 362. 
  6. ^ "Camp Washington". 
  7. ^ Miller, Donna. "Cow that escaped Cincinnati slaughterhouse dies peacefully at New York sanctuary". Plain Dealer. Retrieved August 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ Coston, Susie. "Remembering Cincinnati Freedom: The Legendary Cow Who Escaped a Slaughterhouse". One Green Planet. Retrieved August 16, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 39°8′N 84°32′W / 39.133°N 84.533°W / 39.133; -84.533