This once undeveloped and nondescript location, about 35 miles east of downtown Cincinnati, would become an obsession for a series of cult-like groups, each bent on their own way of creating a world unto itself. Each defined their own rules, determined to create an atmosphere of total love, peace and great fortune for all.
So what happened exactly? Was Utopia ever utopic? The answer is, somewhat. The story is divided into three chapters. The details are verified in the historical record. This stuff is better than fiction So without further ado, let’s dig into the curious history of this simple yet enigmatic road stop along the Ohio River.
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Historical sign marker outside the Village Market general store. Photo Credit: Christopher Schmitt