Ohio Historical Marker denoting Underground Railroad events on New Richmond, Ohio riverfront. Photo via Creative Commons user GregNR.
NEW RICHMOND, OH (FOX19) -
About 20 miles east of downtown Cincinnati, up U.S. 52 along the Ohio River, stands the village of New Richmond, a town that is proud of its riverboat heritage and excited for its future.
Founded in 1814, New Richmond was a port for travelers and merchants along the Ohio River. During the 19th century, area farmers would take their produce and other goods to New Richmond to meet the incoming boats for shipping, leading to New Richmond quickly becoming one of the most flourishing communities in our growing metropolis.
New Richmond continues to celebrate its rich river history with River Days, a three-day festival that brings together the community in various activities. From cardboard boat races to music acts to rides to a parade honoring our veterans, River Days is a wonderful way to spend the day with your family.