About Linwood

Carved out of Louise Ann Chapman’s 1,351-acre farm in 1848, Linwood was laid out by Israel Wilson.            Linwood Heights was one of the first subdivisions to the north consisting of 160-acres. The Linwood Land Company created several other divisions.

Linwood incorporated as a village in 1874 and at that time had 700 inhabitants. The population was of Middle and Upper-Middle income families and many traveled to work on the Little Miami railroad. However, what made Linwood different from other Cincinnati commuter neighborhoods was the fact that Linwood still housed industry and a small business district that included the DeArmand hame factory, the Hardisty auger factory, a lumberyard, general store, groceries, dry goods, barber, tailor, saloon, ice house, and a hotel at 4632 eastern (built in 1865) that stands today as the Bella Luna restaurant.

Cincinnati annexed Linwood in 1896. At that time Linwood had developed their own independent Town hall (now the Ark by the River Church), school, waterworks, electric co., and firehouse, which is still located at 3678 Heekin.

In the twentieth century, the separation of Linwood became more emphasized by the building of Columbia Pkwy. That, coupled with the railroad has split up our little community. Wooster has grown into an industrial road also aiding in the separation. It is suggested that Linwood's unique identity is slowly disappearing.

Hopefully, with hard work and great people like our Community Council, we can work together to preserve our community.

Linwood Historic Buildings

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