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Loveland City

Hamilton County, Ohio

Loveland City Hall is located at 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140; phone: 513‑683‑0150.

Edward M Shields House

Front of Shields Crossing, the home of Edward M. Shields, located at 220 Riverside Avenue in Loveland, Ohio, United States. Built in 1868, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo by wikipedia username: Nyttend, own work, public domain, accessed December 2020.


Loveland [†] was first settled by non-native people and Col. Thomas Paxton in 1795. It was then partially laid out by William Ramsey, a son-in-law, between 1848 and 1850 when Ramsey signed a contract to buy 189 acres of land in Warren and Clermont Counties for $7,300. The story recounted in Loveland Passages Through Time goes that the common phrase was, "Put it (the mailbag) off at Cincinnati." to Xenia, was a significant cause of population growth as Cincinnati commuters passed through the river town each day.

The Little Miami River, which separates Clermont and Hamilton Counties, was a limiting factor to growth in the area until the construction of a bridge in 1872. Due to this barrier, the areas on each side of the river were once referred to as "East" and "West" Loveland. On May 16,&n bsp;1876, Loveland was incorporated as a village with a population of less than 800 residents.

† City of Loveland Ohio, Historic Preservation and Planning Commission, Downtown Design Review District Guidelines, November 2020, accessed December, 2020.