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Up until the time of the Civil War, Madisonville was a rural and mostly-white community. Immediately after the Civil War, however, Madisonville became home to an influx of African Americans, at first…

The Village of Ripley is a well-preserved example of an antebellum Ohio River town. Every major event that caused this town to grow and develop happened before the Civil War, and every impact is…

The United American Cemetery, in Madisonville, was originally called the Colored American Cemetery. It was dedicated in 1883, but it includes many older tombstones, going back to the 1840’s and…

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Cincinnati Sites and Stories is a free mobile app that puts Cincinnati history at your fingertips. Developed by Cincinnati Preservation, Cincinnati Sites and Stories lets you explore the people, places, and moments that have shaped the city’s history. Learn about the region through layered, map-based, multimedia presentations, use social media to share your stories, and experience curated historical tours of Greater Cincinnati.