New Richmond was named after Richmond, Virginia, by the nephew of Jacob Light, one of the city’s founders. It is located 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati, in the heart of what was once a region known for its Copperhead (Southern sympathizing) political tendencies. It lies on the banks of the Ohio River, amidst beautiful, rolling hills. Across the river lies northern Kentucky, the Hickory Sticks Golf Club and Carthage, Kentucky.
New Richmond lies at the convergence of major highways, and was formerly a major riverboat port. Nearby are also: an international airport, the Answers in Genesis Museum and Ark Encounter, and all the amenities of a large city in Cincinnati, including the opportunity to watch the Reds at Great American Ball Park, and taste the unique Cincinnati-style chili.