Camp Washington, Cincinnati

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 population was 1,343 at the 2010 census.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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 70 years.[5][6][7]

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.[8][9]


  1. ^ Ball, Jennifer (Jun 2007). "Selling Points". Cincinnati Magazine. p. 94. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  2. ^ "Camp Washington Statistical neighborhood approximation". City of Cincinnati. p. 2. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  3. ^ Goodman, Rebecca (2005). This Day in Ohio History. Emmis Books. p. 300. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  4. ^ Clarke, S. J. (1912). Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912, Volume 2. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 528. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  5. ^ Grace, Kevin; Tom White (2002). Cincinnati Revealed: A Photographic History of the Queen City. Arcadia Publishing. p. 16. ISBN 0-7385-1955-3.
  6. ^ King, Rufus (1903). Ohio: First Fruits of the Ordinance of 1787. Houghton Mifflin. pp. 362.
  7. ^ "Camp Washington". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.
  8. ^ Miller, Donna. "Cow that escaped Cincinnati slaughterhouse dies peacefully at New York sanctuary". Plain Dealer. Archived from the original on April 10, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  9. ^ 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