|City of Cincinnati, Ohio|
The Queen City, Cincy, The Fountain City
Juncta Juvant (Lat. Strength in Unity)
|Incorporated||1802 as village / 1819 as city|
|Named for||Society of the Cincinnati|
|• Mayor||Aftab Pureval (D)|
|• City||79.54 sq mi (206.01 km2)|
|• Land||77.94 sq mi (201.86 km2)|
|• Water||1.60 sq mi (4.14 km2)|
|Elevation||482 ft (147 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||US: 65th|
|• Density||3,809.9/sq mi (1,471.0/km2)|
|• Metro||2,137,406 (US: 28th)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1066650|
Cincinnati is a city in the southwestern corner of the state of Ohio near the states of Kentucky and Indiana. The city is in Hamilton County, Ohio. Cincinnati is home to major sports teams including the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals, as well as events like the Cincinnati Masters and the Thanksgiving Day race. The University of Cincinnati traces its foundation to the Medical College of Ohio, which was founded in 1819.
Cincinnati was named after the Roman leader Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus and was an early major city in the midwestern United States. Many Germans settled in the city and the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood gets its name from the river in Germany. Soap and machine tools are major industries in the area, which is home to the company Procter & Gamble as well as Macy's. Cincinnati's economy and population declined in the late 1900s, but the city is on the upswing. The Over-The-Rhine neighborhood has seen a lot of new businesses and development in recent years.
People from Cincinnati[change | change source]
- Michael K. Allen – former Hamilton County, Ohio prosecutor
- Stan Aronoff – former president of the Ohio Senate
- Oba Chandler – rapist and murderer on death row in Florida
- Dixon Edwards – former NFL linebacker
- Marc Edwards – NFL fullback
- Ray Edwards – NFL defensive end
- Joseph H. Albers – first bishop of Lansing, Michigan
- Anthony Allaire – New York City Police inspector
- Levi Addison Ault – businessman, naturalist, donor of Cincinnati's Ault Park
- Doris Day -actress, singer, animal lover
- Pete Rose - most MLB hits, ever. Famous athlete.
- Charles Manson - Manson family leader, Famous 60's murder conspirator.
- Barry Larkin - Cincinnati Red's player, Famous Athlete.
- Ken Griffey Sr., Cincinnati Red's player, Famous Athlete.
- Ken Griffey Jr., Cincinnati Red's player/Seattle Mariners player, Famous Athlete.
- William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States from 1909 to 1913.
References[change | change source]
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
- "2016 Census population estimates for every U.S. city, county, state (database)". 25 May 2017.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI HISTORY IN BRIEF".
- "How Cincinnati Salvaged the Nation's Most Dangerous Neighborhood". POLITICO Magazine. Retrieved 2018-09-29.