Amidst the gently rolling hills along the Ohio River, Cincinnati USA spreads from the southwestern corner of Ohio into Northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. The city is located about mid-point on the shoreline of the 981-mile long Ohio River.
Latitude: 39 degrees, 04 minutes north
Longitude: 84 degrees, 40 minutes west
Diverse and strong. Greater Cincinnati is the headquarters city for various national and international companies such as: American Financial Corporation, Duke Energy, The Kroger Company, Omnicare, Cincinnati Milacron, Procter & Gamble Company, Western-Southern Insurance, and more. The city is a world leader in production of machine tools, playing cards, soaps and detergents. It figures prominently in the production of building materials, cans, chemicals, clothing, cosmetics, electronic equipment, jet engines and valves. Cincinnati USA is home to nine Fortune 500 companies and 2 Fortune 100 companies.
There are 77.2 square miles in the city itself. The city’s population is about 297,000. The metropolitan area consists of Hamilton, Brown, Butler, Clermont, and Warren Counties in Ohio; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Kenton, Gallatin. Grant, and Pendleton in Kentucky; and Dearborn County, Franklin, and Ohio in Indiana. The metropolitan Cincinnati population is 2,130,151.
John Filson, one of the first settlers in the Ohio Valley community, named it Losantiville, meaning “town opposite the mouth” of the Licking River. The community was the location of Fort Washington, which provided military protection for the surrounding territories.
In 1790, General Arthur St. Clair, Commander of Fort Washington, renamed it Cincinnati in honor of the Society of Cincinnati, an organization of Revolutionary War officers.