St. Bernard

The village of St. Bernard has a total area of only 1.56 square miles, but encompasses several unique neighborhoods, such as Ivorydale – home of Procter and Gamble’s glycerin and surfactant plant, as well as the St. Bernard Soap Company.

Long ago, the Miami and Erie Canal (and subsequently the railroad), provided ease of transportation to Cincinnati, causing both industry and population to boom. St. Bernard, however, retained its independence. Similarly to Norwood and neighboring Elmwood Place (with which it shares a school system), St. Bernard is an enclave surrounded by the City of Cincinnati.