The City of Loveland Ohio

Loveland is a city in Hamilton, Clermont, and Warren counties in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. Thought about part of the Greater Cincinnati area, Loveland is located near exit 52 off Interstate 275, about 15 miles (24 km) northeast of the Cincinnati city limits. When a busy railroad town, Loveland is now a significant stop along the Little Miami Scenic Trail.

Loveland Data

 

Coordinates: 39°16′8″N 84°16′14″WCoordinates: 39°16′8″N 84°16′14″W
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Hamilton, Clermont, Warren
Settled 1795
Incorporated (village) May 1876
Chartered (city) July 25, 1961
Founded by Col. Thomas Paxton
Named for James Loveland

Government

 • Type Council–manager
 • Mayor Kathy Bailey
 • Vice Mayor Rob Weisgerber
 • City manager Dave Kennedy
Area
 • Total 5.00 sq mi (12.95 km2)
 • Land 4.93 sq mi (12.77 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)  1.40%

Elevation

597 ft (182 m)

Population

 (2010)
 • Total 12,081

 • Estimate

(2018)
13,107
 • Density 2,450.5/sq mi (946.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
45140, 45249
Area code(s) 513
FIPS code 39-45108
GNIS feature ID 1085672
LOCODE US XHT
Website www.lovelandoh.gov

History

In its early days, Loveland was called a resort town, with its summer homes for the rich, earning it the label “Little Switzerland of the Miami Valley.” Future Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase preserved a country home near Loveland, while the Cincinnati YWCA kept a summertime cottage there. The area was also house to Ohio’s first paper mill, built in 1810 by John Smith. A regional roadway keeps the mill’s eventual name, Kugler Mill. The area surrounding Loveland in Clermont County was well known for its peaches and strawberries. The Obionsville Post Office began operations on October 24, 1831, then altered its name to the Loveland Post Office on January 14, 1848.

The Hillsboro and Cincinnati Railroad was chartered in 1846 to run a line in between Hillsboro and O’Bannon Creek in Loveland on the Little Miami Railroad’s path. By 1850, the H&C had finished the 37 miles (60 km) to Hillsboro, Ohio. The H&C would rent its line in all time to the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad and ultimately ended up being the mainline of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

After a population spike throughout the 1950s, Loveland reincorporated as a chartered city– the very first of only 2 in Clermont County– on July 25, 1961,  with George Anderson as its very first mayor. The city absorbed smaller settlements, such as Paxton, [33] Obanionsville, and Symmestown. German architect Rudolf Fränkel established a master plan for Loveland.

Another significant flood in 1959 resulted in the construction of a dike along the Little Miami River in 1962– 1963.
In 1972 and 1973, Loveland was the site of numerous Ku Klux Klan rallies that drew members from several states.

The long-abandoned Little Miami Railroad passage was converted into a bike path in the 1980s  and became part of the Little Miami Scenic Trail in 1984.

Loveland has regularly looked for to broaden its borders by annexing surrounding locations, mostly to the more commercially active west. In 1993, the city attempted to annex parts of Deerfield Township, triggering petitions to rather merge the municipality with the City of Mason. Ultimately stopped working.

Education

The city’s public school district, Loveland City School District, ran as different Loveland East and Loveland West districts up until 1926. Till 2009, Loveland High School was located in Symmes Township, simply outside the city limits. There are many private schools located near Loveland, consisting of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Archbishop Moeller High School, and Ursuline Academy at the secondary level, and St. Margaret of York School, St. Columban School, and Children’s Meeting House Montessori School at the elementary level.

The General Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County preserves a branch library in downtown Loveland, as well as a bigger regional branch library in Symmes Township.  The closest branch of the Clermont County Public Library remains in Milford. Warren County has no county-wide town library system, but the Mason Public Library is the closest town library in the county.

Media
Loveland lies within the Cincinnati media market. Cincinnati Bell supplies IPTV service under the FiOptics brand.

Loveland Magazine was the first” online just” newspaper accepted into the Ohio News Media Association (previously the Ohio Newspaper Association) on October 11, 2013. Loveland Magazine is owned by Publisher, David Miller and was founded in 2004. Loveland Magazine also produces video on Loveland Magazine TV.  Eye on Loveland is a blog site about local government and distributes a totally free podcast concentrated on the politics of the city.

Dispersed in Loveland but mainly releasing regional stories previously printed in the Cincinnati Enquirer is the Loveland Herald a weekly paper. The advertising insert vehicle is owned by Community Press/Recorder Newspapers/Enquirer/Gannet with their editorial office at 312 Elm Street in Cincinnati.

Defunct papers consist of The Loveland Weekly Herald (1877–?), The Loveland Enterprise (1884–?), The Hustler (1906– 1911), The Loveland News World (1980s), and The Loveland Record.  Loveland Government Employment.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an overall area of 5.00 square miles (12.95 km2), of which 4.93 square miles (12.77 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water. The city is positioned at an elevation of 597 feet (182 m) above water level.

Loveland can be reached by car most easily through Interstate 275, but State Route 48 also serves the city. State Route 3/ U.S. Route 22 touches the northwestern corner of Loveland, and State Route 126 travels through Remington and Miamiville to the south.

Loveland lies within three counties: Hamilton, Clermont and Warren. A minimum of 61 Ohio cities cross county lines. Loveland has actually withdrawn from Symmes, Miami, and Hamilton Townships to form a coextensive set of paper townships each named Loveland Township.  Historical Downtown Loveland and the main enterprise zone depend on a little valley on opposite sides of the Little Miami Scenic River, the border between Hamilton and Clermont counties, whereas most of Loveland’s residential areas lie on the hills surrounding the valley on either side. Loveland City Hall lies in Clermont County, whereas the majority of the population resides in Hamilton County. Loveland Government Services.

Loveland, OH Zip Codes

45111 45140

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