Hamilton county, named for Alexander Hamilton and established in 1790, is the state's southwesternmost with Cincinnati
, originally called "Losantiville", serving as the county seat. It was the second county created within the Northwest Territory area now known as Ohio and consumed about one-eighth of today's state boundaries.The county population on July 1, 1999, was 840,443, a decrease of 25,785 over the 1990 census.
In the 1830s, word of the area spread as far as Europe. Religious conflicts in Germany and the Irish potato famine of the 1840s were early contributors to the population growth of that era.
At present, the tri-county area supports Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds (originally 'Redlegs') and the National Football League's Bengals.
Other Ohio Counties nearby:
(West Union) Adams County
(Hamilton) Butler County
(Batavia) Clermont County
(Wilmington) Clinton County
(Cincinnati) Hamilton County
(Hillsboro) Highland County
12/06 Coming to The Cincinnati area
Earth Day Indiana Festival Indianapolis IN April27 On the final Saturday of every April, thousands of Hoosiers head to downtown Indianapolis to attend one of the nation's largest Earth Day festivals. The Earth Day Indiana Festival combines 140 environmental and conservation exhibits with live music, special activities for kids and good food.
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Smokin' on the Water - BBQ Festival By The Lake Liberty IN May4-5 Arts, Crafts, and Antiques of all kinds are permitted and desired. Lawn Equipment, Golf Carts, Personal Mobility Devices, Home Healthcare Products, ATVs, RVs, Vehicles, Boats, Outdoor Cooking Equipment, and Sporting Goods are also permitted and desired.
CincItalia the Cincinnati Italian Festival Cincinnati OH May17-19 Come early and be dazzled by CincItalia's Italian Auto Show and enriched by our traditional Italian Statue Procession.
Kentucky Sheep and Wool Festival Lexington KY May18-19 A family friendly Festival for young and old alike, the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival has not only a wonderful selection of Fiber and Sheep related vendors, but also Educational Demonstrations, Irish Dancers, Live Music, a Tractor Show, Live Animals and much more.
Kentucky Reggae Festival Louisville KY May25-27 Since 1991 the Kentucky Reggae Festival has been the predominant event in the Louisville area during Memorial Day Weekend. The flavor of the islands is captured and brought right to Louisville through reggae music, ethnic foods, and the caribbean market.