The City of Independence is located in the "Heart" of Kenton County. Independence is located about 15 minutes south of Cincinnati, Ohio and offers a unique lifestyle different from neighboring towns because we are able to offer urban amenities in a rural setting.
Independence is one of the fastest growing cities in the Commonwealth and was recently ranked as the 99th fastest growing city in the nation. We encourage you to visit Independence and see why so many are quickly making us the place they call home.
The City of Independence can trace its roots back to the early 19th century. We were not always known as Independence. Independence was originally named Crewitts Creek on November 20, 1837. On April 30, 1840 Campbell County split thus creating Kenton County. This "independence" from Campbell County resulted in the city we now call Independence. Independence was officially named on October 7, 1840.
In 1842, the town of Independence, Kentucky was incorporated, encompassing the "block" surrounding the Kenton County Courthouse located on Madison Pike. Over 150 years later the City of Independence is one of the largest cities, by land area, comprising over 23 square miles.
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