Founding of New Richmond
Thomas Ashburn (1769 – 1826) bought 875 acres from
William Lytle next to New Richmond. He designed
the elaborate town of Susanna, named after his
wife, with streets radiating from the river and
a public promenade on the river. In 1828 the
two towns were incorporated by the Ohio General
Assembly as New Richmond. Union Street is the
meeting of the two original towns.
Erected 2003 by Clermont County Bicentennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1804.
Location. 38° 56.994′ N, 84° 16.972′ W. Marker is in New Richmond, Ohio, in Clermont County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Union Street, on the left when traveling east on Front Street. The marker is at the point where the two original towns converge, street names change at this point. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Richmond (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Underground Railroad Site (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Underground Railroad Site (about 400 feet away); New Richmond VFW Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); New Richmond WW I Memorial (about 600 feet away); The United States Merchant Marine (about 800 feet away); New Richmond Pearl Harbor Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Ashburn (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Richmond.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.