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 on December 29, 2008 in Camp Washington and eluded police and humane officers for eleven days, drawing national attention.[8][9] She was captured on February 26 in the nearby village of Clifton. The event is memorialized in a mural on a building wall on Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati. The mural is near the site of the former slaughterhouses in Cincinnati. Cincinnati Freedom lived out the rest of her days at Farm Sanctuary's New York Shelter in Watkins Glen New York. See references 8 and 9 below for details of the event.

This photo is taken of a mural near downtown Cincinnati where the meat packing businesses were located. It shows a cow named Cincinnati Freedom who escaped from the slaughtehouse, and later lived out her life in a farm sanctuary in the state of New York.
Camp Washington Mural of the cow who escaped from the slaughterhouse named Cincinnati Freedom


  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