Union Township, Ohio
Union Township has 3,000 residents with a third who live in unincorporated areas. The township is located along the Ohio River which includes the historic village of Ripley. The Rankin House (in Ripley) overlooks the Ohio River and was a home where slaves found haven when fleeing from Kentucky. The John Parker House is another historic home (and now a museum) that commemorates the life of John Parker who secured his own freedom from slavery, settled in Ripley and was also active in the Underground Railroad.
Homes found in Union Township include houses on acreage in all price ranges as well as older, historic-styled homes as well as farm-style homes.
The township is bisected by SR 62. SR 52 runs along the Ohio River.
Health Source of Ohio is located in Ripley and offers many medical practices. Meadowview Regional Medical Center is located near Maysville, Kentucky.
There are local shops and restaurants located in Ripley for every day needs. Ripley has several antique shops and many enjoy browsing through the historical district. Residents can also cross the Ohio River and shop in Maysville, Kentucky.
Many enjoy the Ohio River with fishing, boating, water and jet skiing. The annual Ohio Tobacco Festival is held in August in Ripley. The town also hosts an annual River Village Christmas event in December.