In February of 1850 land was purchased from Samuel West and the members of the German Evangelical Reform Churches of St. Peter and St. Paul founded the cemetery. Additional land was purchased in 1882. Originally the cemetery was known as German Evangelical Protestant Cemetery until 1941 when it was named The Vine Street Hill Cemetery as the main entrance is located at 3701 Vine Street. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 the chapel located in the middle of the cemetery looks in need of repairs. If you find yourself in Cincinnati this cemetery is worth a visit.