Brief History

For the Comprehensive History of Springdale 1787 - 1987, go to History Online.

The City of Springdale was first founded in 1806 as the Town of Springfield. In 1839, the town was officially incorporated as a village under that name. During later years however, the original incorporation was lost and the village was then re-incorporated in 1959 under the name of Springdale. A few years later, in 1971, the village became the City of Springdale .

The City of Springdale is located in northern Hamilton County, approximately twenty miles from downtown Cincinnati. Bisected by I-275 and bordered by I-75, it is the home of a highly developed commercial/industrial community, as well as stable, well maintained residential neighborhoods. The population of the city as of the 2010 census was 11,223, but boasts a daytime population of more than 30,000.

In 1992 the city constructed a new Municipal Building at 11700 Springfield Pike.

Springdale received an Ohio Historic Preservation Office Award for the Restoration Preservation of Old St. Mary's Cemetery.

View an online presentation about the restoration or a PowerPoint download.


Springdale’s Bicentennial was memorialized with the publication of “A History of the City of Springdale". The 215 page hardbound book is loaded with historical text, pictures and photographs which describe the City’s history from its earliest origins to the present. Destined to become a collector’s item, the book is available at a sale price of $10.  Makes a wonderful gift or keepsake for your children. Books may be purchased at the Municipal Building and the Community Center.  You may also mail in the order form below, with check enclosed, to the Springdale Municipal Building. 

History Book Order Form