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Encyclopedia > Hamilton County, Ohio
Hamilton County, Ohio
Seal of Hamilton County, Ohio
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Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Hamilton County
Location in the state of Ohio
Statistics
Formed 1790
Seat Cincinnati
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,069 km² (413 mi²)
1,055 km² (407 mi²)
14 km² (5 mi²), 1.31%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

845,303
801/km² 
Website: www.hamilton-co.org

Hamilton County is a county in the located in the southwest corner of the state of Ohio, United States. The county seat is Cincinnati, and as of 2000, the population is 845,303 which made it the third largest county in Ohio. The county is named for former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Image File history File links Hamilton. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Ohio_highlighting_Hamilton_County. ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Nickname: The Queen City Official website: http://www. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Columbus Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Nickname: The Queen City Official website: http://www. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This list of Ohio county name etymologies lists the 88 counties of the U.S. state of Ohio, with the date of their erection in parenthesis and the etymology of their names. ... Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American politician, statesman, writer, lawyer, and soldier. ...

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History

Most of Hamilton County was originally owned and surveyed by John Cleves Symmes, and the region was a part of the Symmes Purchase. The first settlers came down the Ohio River in 1788, and established the towns of Losantiville (later Cincinnati) and Cleves. John Cleves Symmes (1742-1814) was a delegate to the Continental Congress from New Jersey, and later a pioneer in the Northwest Territory. ... The Symmes Purchase, also known as the Miami Purchase, a section of land in Southwestern Ohio in what is now Hamilton, Butler, and Warren Counties. ... Ohio River viewed from Liberty Hill in Ripley, Ohio. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Cleves from the air, looking northeast. ...


In 1790, Hamilton County was organized as the second county in the Northwest Territory. At that time its area included about an eighth of Ohio, and had 2,000 inhabitants (not counting Native Americans). Since then, other counties have been organized and its area reduced to its current size. Rapid growth occurred during the 1830s and 1840s as the area became a magnet for German and Irish immigrants. 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the historic region of the United States; you may be looking for: North-Western Territory, British North American territory Northwest Territories, present-day Canadian territory Pacific Northwest, unofficial region in the United States The Northwest Territory, also known as the Old Northwest and the Territory North... Events and Trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday Dutch-speaking farmers known as Voortrekkers emigrate northwards from the Cape Colony Croquet invented in Ireland Railroad construction begins in earnest in the United States Egba refugees fleeing the Yoruba civil wars found the city of Abeokuta in south-west Nigeria... // Events and Trends Technology First use of general anesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.. War, peace and politics First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February...


During the Civil War, Morgan's Raid (a Confederate cavalry assault) passed through the northern part of the county in 1863. Combatants Union (remaining U.S. states) Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln† Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties KIA: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 94,000 Total dead: 258,000 Wounded: 137,000+  The... Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan Morgans Raid was a highly publicized incursion by Confederate cavalry into the Northern states of Indiana and Ohio during the American Civil War. ... 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ...


Government

See Ohio county government. The government of Ohios counties is marked by a loose organization and a diffusion of power, the basic framework not having been changed since the Nineteenth century. ...

The 800 Broadway building in Cincinnati, where the Hamilton County courts are housed.
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The 800 Broadway building in Cincinnati, where the Hamilton County courts are housed.

As of 2005, the Hamilton Board of County Commissioners are R. Patrick DeWine, Phil Heimlich, and Todd Portune. Heimlich was elected in 2002, replacing Tom Neyer, Jr., who was president from 1999 through 2002. Since 1963, the Board has employed an administrator to run the day-to-day operations of the county. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1920x2560, 1262 KB) The 800 Broadway building in Cincinnati, Ohio, which houses the Hamilton County courts. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1920x2560, 1262 KB) The 800 Broadway building in Cincinnati, Ohio, which houses the Hamilton County courts. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Patrick Pat DeWine is a lawyer and politician of the Republican party who serves as a member of the Hamilton County Commission. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


Other elected officers include Dusty Rhodes (auditor), Joe Deters (prosecutor) and Simon L. Leis, Jr. (sheriff). Joseph T. Deters is an American politician of the Republican party who currently serves as Prosecuting Attorney of Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Simon L. Leis, Jr. ...


As of 2002, the county government had a budget of $ 2.125 billion, debt of $ 1.388 trillion, and 6,249 employees. 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,069 km² (413 mi²). 1,055 km² (407 mi²) of it is land and 14 km² (5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.31% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Geographic features

The county lies in a region of gentle hills formed by the slopes of the Ohio River valley and its tributaries. Besides the Ohio, the Great Miami River, the Little Miami River and the Mill Creek contribute to this system of hillsides and valleys. Some steep hillsides reflect rapid changes in elevation but are usually confined to the nature of one sided hills. The Great Miami River (also called the Miami River) is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 160 mi (257 km) long, in southwestern Ohio in the United States. ... ... The Mill Creek is a stream in southwest Ohio. ...


The county boundaries include the lowest point in Ohio, where the Ohio River passes the Indiana border.


Major highways

Interstate 71, Interstate 74, Interstate 75, Interstate 471 and Interstate 275 serve the county. The Norwood Lateral and Ronald Reagan Highway are also prominent east-west thoroughfares in the county. INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-64 KY 1 I-75 KY 77 OH 1 I-70 OH 106 OH 107 I-76 OH 209 I-80 OH 233 I-90 OH 247 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next {{{browse}}} Interstate 71 is an Interstate Highway in the Southeastern and Midwestern... Interstate 74 (abbreviated I-74) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern and southeastern United States. ... Location of Interstate 75 Interstate 75 (abbreviated I-75) is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... Interstate 471 is a United States interstate highway, linking Interstate 71 in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio to Interstate 275 in Alexandria, Kentucky. ... Interstate 275 (abbreviated I-275) is an 83. ... Ohio 562 is a limited-access highway, or expressway in Southwest Ohio. ... Ohio State Highway 126 is a state route starting at the Ohio-Indiana border, at a split with Ohio 129,northwest of Ross,oh and ending east of cincinnati,oh an intersection with US 50. ...

Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky.
Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky.

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 2004, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 2004, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nickname: The Queen City Official website: http://www. ...

Adjacent counties

Butler County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Location in the state of Ohio Formed May 1, 1803 Seat Lebanon Area  - Total  - Water 1,054 km² (407 mi²) 19 km² (8 mi²) 1. ... Clermont County is a county located in the state of Ohio, just east of Cincinnati. ... Boone County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Kenton County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Campbell County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Dearborn County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ...

Demographics

As of 2000, there were 845,303 people, 346,790 households, and 212,582 families residing in the county. The population density was 801/km² (2,075/mi²). There were 373,393 housing units at an average density of 354/km² (917/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.93% White, 23.43% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.61% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 1.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 346,790 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.40% were married couples living together, 14.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.70% were non-families. 32.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.07. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $40,964, and the median income for a family was $53,449. Males had a median income of $39,842 versus $28,550 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,053. 11.80% of the population and 8.80% of families were below the poverty line. 16.20% of those under the age of 18 and 8.70% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Municipalities and communities

Cities Villages Census-designated places Townships
† Only partially in Hamilton County

Blue Ash is a city located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Cheviot is a city located in west central Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Nickname: The Queen City Official website: http://www. ... Deer Park is a city located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Forest Park is a city located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Harrison, Ohio from the east. ... The Village of Indian Hill is a city located in Hamilton County, Ohio, and is the affluent suburb of the Greater Cincinnati area. ... Loveland is a city located in Hamilton, Clermont, and Warren counties in southwestern Ohio, about fifteen miles northeast of the Cincinnati city line. ... Madeira is a city located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Milford is a city of southwestern Ohio located in Clermont and Hamilton counties, along the Little Miami River. ... Montgomery is a city located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Mount Healthy is a city located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Memorial Day parade in North College Hill, Ohio North College Hill is a city located in Hamilton County in southwestern Ohio. ... Norwood is a city located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Reading is a city located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Sharonville is a city located in Butler and Hamilton counties in Ohio. ... Silverton is a city located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Springdale is a city located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... St. ... Wyoming is a city located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Addyston is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Amberley is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Arlington Heights is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Cleves from the air, looking northeast. ... Elmwood Place is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Evendale is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Fairfax is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Glendale is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Golf Manor is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Greenhills is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Lincoln Heights is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Lockland is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Mariemont is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Newtown is a village located in southeast Hamilton County, Ohio. ... North Bend is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Terrace Park is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Woodlawn is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Bridgetown North is an unincorporated census_designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Cherry Grove is an unincorporated census_designated place located in Clermont and Hamilton counties in Ohio. ... Covedale is a former village in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Dent is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Dillonvale is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Dry Run is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Finneytown is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Forestville is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Fruit Hill is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Grandview is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Groesbeck is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Kenwood is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Sycamore Township, Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Mack North is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Mack South is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Monfort Heights East is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Monfort Heights South is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Mount Healthy Heights is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Northbrook is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Northgate is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Pleasant Run Farm is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Pleasant Run is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Sherwood is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Turpin Hills is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... White Oak East is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio in the USA. As of the 2000 census, the community had a total population of 3,508. ... White Oak West is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... White Oak is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Anderson Township is a township located in southeastern Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Colerain Township is located in northwest Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Crosby Township is a township of northwestern Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Delhi Township is a township of Hamilton County, Ohio, located southwest of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Green Township is a township located in west central Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Harrison Township is a township in the far west of Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Miami Township is a township located in southwestern Hamilton County, Ohio. ... The Mill Creek township of Hamilton County, Ohio was located in the south-central part of the county. ... Springfield Township is a township of Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Sycamore Township is a township in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Symmes Township is a township of Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Whitewater Township is a township in western Hamilton County, Ohio. ...

Education

Public elementary and secondary education is provided by a number of independent school districts, supplemented by a county vocational school district, the Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development. The parochial schools of various denominations add to this base. Among these the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati maintains a system of 108 elementary and 22 secondary schools, the ninth largest private system in the United States. The Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development is a vocational school district which operates in southwest and parts of southeast Ohio. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati covers the Cincinnati metropolitan area, the greater Dayton area and other communities in the southwest region of the state of Ohio in the United States. ...


Colleges and universities

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is a private college of art and design in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Cincinnati Christian University (formerly known as Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary) in Cincinnati, Ohio is one of the oldest and largest schools in the Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. ... Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (also known as HUC or HUC-JIR) is the main seminary for training rabbis, cantors, educators and communal workers in Reform Judaism. ... This article contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Union Institute and University provides non-traditional education at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral level. ... McMicken Hall on the main campus. ... Wilmington College is a private, liberal arts institution established by Quakers in 1870 at Wilmington,Ohio. ... Xavier University is a private, co-educational Catholic university in the United States located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...

Recreation

The county, in cooperation with the City of Cincinnati, operates the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County system with a main library and 41 branches. Major sports teams are listed under the communities in which they are located, primarily Cincinnati. The County Park District maintains a series of preserves and educational facilities. The three major parks within the system are Miami Whitewater Forest, Winton Woods, and Sharon Woods. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH; originally the Cincinnati Public Library) is a public library system with its main location in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, and 41 regional and branch locations throughout Hamilton County. ...


External links

  • Hamilton County official website
  • Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitor's Bureau
  • Hamilton County Park District
  • Railroads of Cincinnati
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Capital Columbus
Regions Unglaciated Allegheny Plateau - Glaciated Allegheny Plateau - Glacial till plains - Lake Erie - Black Swamp - Miami Valley - Western Reserve
Metropolitan areas Akron - Canton/Massillon - Cincinnati/Middletown (Greater Cincinnati) - Cleveland/Elyria/Mentor (Greater Cleveland) - Columbus - Dayton - Lima - Mansfield - Sandusky - Springfield - Toledo - Youngstown/Warren/Boardman
Counties Adams - Allen - Ashland - Ashtabula - Athens - Auglaize - Belmont - Brown - Butler - Carroll - Champaign - Clark - Clermont - Clinton - Columbiana - Coshocton - Crawford - Cuyahoga - Darke - Defiance - Delaware - Erie - Fairfield - Fayette - Franklin - Fulton - Gallia - Geauga - Greene - Guernsey - Hamilton - Hancock - Hardin - Harrison - Henry - Highland - Hocking - Holmes - Huron - Jackson - Jefferson - Knox - Lake - Lawrence - Licking - Logan - Lorain - Lucas - Madison - Mahoning - Marion - Medina - Meigs - Mercer - Miami - Monroe - Montgomery - Morgan - Morrow - Muskingum - Noble - Ottawa - Paulding - Perry - Pickaway - Pike - Portage - Preble - Putnam - Richland - Ross - Sandusky - Scioto - Seneca - Shelby - Stark - Summit - Trumbull - Tuscarawas - Union - Van Wert - Vinton - Warren - Washington - Wayne - Williams - Wood - Wyandot

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Hamilton County, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (939 words)
Hamilton County is a county in the located in the southwest corner of the state of Ohio, United States.
The county seat is Cincinnati, and as of 2000, the population is 845,303 which made it the third largest county in Ohio.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older.
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