The history of North College Hill (NCH) and its progression from farm community to village to city has its roots in the earliest days of the United States and the beginning of the country's westward expansion across North America. The mostly urban character of 21st century NCH has evolved from a quiet, rural community first settled soon after the end of the American Revolution. CLICK HERE to view and download a full write up of NCH's Documented History (PDF).
One of the first easterners to survey the area was John Cleves Symmes, a judge and former Congressman from New Jersey, after whom Symmes Township is named.
Through the 19th century, as College Hill to the south and Mount Healthy to the north matured into towns, the area that was to become North College Hill remained largely farmland.
Over the decades, NCH residents have included a pair of highly acclaimed poets, a prominent national religious leader and reformer, and the founders of the first home for blind women in Ohio.
The North College Hill Historical Society collects and curates memorabilia, photographs and historical documents that tell our city's story.