Introduction to Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, in Kenton county, is 8 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is included in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 8,089 people lived in Fort Mitchell.
Fort Mitchell History
The city of Fort Mitchell is located in the Bluegrass Region. The city is in Kenton County, near the Cincinnati metro area. The City was named after "Fort Mitchell" which was an historic site of Civil War fortifications built for the Defense of Cincinnati in 1862. In fact, the fort was named after General Ormsby M. Mitchel. The historic town of Fort Mitchell was incorporated in March 1910. It was reincorporated as a city in 1966.
Fort Mitchell and nearby Attractions
- Twin Oaks plantation and Golf Club
- Museum of Anthropology
- William Howard Taft National Historic Site
- Harrison State Park
- Embshoff Woods and Nature preserve
Things To Do In Fort Mitchell
A walk in the Embshoff Woods and Nature preserve, which is known for its rich vegetation, can be enjoyed while in the city. One can also take a walk around the Harrison State Park, which offer facilities for camping, fishing, boating, and picnicking. The Museum of Anthropology tells stories of the early inhabitants of the area.
Fort Mitchell Transportation
Tourists can avail air transportation from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Fort Mitchell Higher Education
Miami University of Ohio, Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, and University of Cincinnati are some of the universities and colleges that offer higher educational facilities.