City History

1809: Norwood's Humble Beginning

The city traces its roots to a tavern and a general store built on a crossroads. The area began to develop around these 2 businesses and was originally called "Sharpsburg" after the general store's owner. A local by the name of Sarah Bolles suggested "Norwood" as a nicer name and it stuck.

1866: Railroads Bring Change

Developers saw the chance to build railroads through Norwood, which brought with them increased wealth and population.

1888: Norwood Becomes a Village

As the population continued to grow, Norwood was finally incorporated into Hamilton County as an official village.

1903: Officially a City

Norwood became a city on May 4, 1903.

1900 to 2000: Modern-Day Norwood

Norwood was a manufacturing hub for the first half of the century. It steadily transitioned towards a focus in retail and business, which is what the city is known for today.

The Future Is Bright

With a strong community and a government dedicated to the people, there is no telling where Norwood can go!