Historical Markers in
Hamilton County, Ohio

1 West Vine Street 12 Mile House 1749 French Claims to Ohio River Valley A Beginning . . . Abraham Brower Abraham Power Albert B. Sabin, MD Albert Bettinger Albert Washington Anti-German Hysteria Auburn Avenue Barney-Fisk-Stearns Property Battery F, 136th Field Artillery, A.E.F. Benjamin Harrison / William Henry Harrison Bevis Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point Birthplace of "Wyoming" Blockhouse Blue Ash Bottoms Boyhood Home of Dr. Winthrop Smith Sterling Camp Dennison Camp Dennison Camp Dennison Civil War Museum Camp Joy Camp Washington World War Memorial Canal Days in Lockland / Miami & Erie Canal Cherry Tree Grove Child Of The Revolution Christ Church Cathedral Church of Saint Francis Xavier Cincinnati Breweries / Remaining Brewery Structures Cincinnati Fire Fighters Cincinnati Gymnasium and Athletic Club Cincinnati Public Markets / The Northern Liberties Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Riots of 1884 / Sheriff Morton Lytle Hawkins Cincinnati Union Terminal Cincinnati's First Playground Cincinnati's German Heritage Civic Organizations in Hazelwood Clark Stone House Cleves Warsaw Road Bridge Clifton Jewish Cemetery Clough Pike Colerain Turnpike Watering Trough Columbia Baptist Cemetery / Columbia Columbia Presbyterian & Fulton Cemeteries / William Brown Commemorating our Nation’s Bicentennial and Freedom of the Press Congress Green Cemetery Cornelia C. Davis Corporal Merrill Laws Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Covalt Station Crosley Field Daniel Drake, M.D Death of a President Deer Park Donald A Spencer Overlook Doughboy Dr. Alfred Buckingham Dunlap's Station Eckstein School Eden Park Vietnam Memorial Edison R. "Big Ed" Thompson Elizabeth Blackwell Emery and Kroger Historic Foundation Walls Enoch Terry Carson Ernie Lombardi Evanston - World War One Honor Roll Evendale Famous Lytle Neighbors Findlay Market / General James Findlay First Children's International Summer Village First Glass Door Oven First National Correctional Congress / Declaration of Principles of 1870 Flagpole History Former Site of Fort Dunlap Fort Finney Fort Washington Fort Washington Fort Washington Fort Washington Powder Magazine Frank Robinson Frederick W. Galbraith Freeman Grant Cary / Pleasant Hill Academy From Ensign To Captain Fuldner Mortuary Gaines High School / Peter H. Clark Garard / Martin Station, 1790 George Little House George Washington Williams Glendale Good Will Fresh Air Camp Greek Revival Architecture Example Greendale Greenhills Greenhills Historic District Greg Snyder Harriet Beecher Stowe Harrison Harrison Tomb And Congress Green Cemetery Harrison War Memorial Harrison's Resume Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Historic Westwood Town Hall Honor Roll Hudepohl Brewing Co. Ida Street Bridge In Memory Of General Ralph P. Buckland Indiana - Ohio State Line Monument International Typographical Union Inventor Obed Hussey Tests His Reaper, 1835 James Norris Gamble Jediah Hill Covered Bridge Joe Nuxhall John Cleves Symmes John James Audubon in Cincinnati John L. Vance John T. Crawford's Legacy Keeping Beer Flowing into Glasses and Growlers Kennedy Speech King Records Kinsey Flats Lane Theological Seminary / The Lane Seminary Debates Laurel-Lincoln World War II Memorial Life At North Bend Linden Drive Lloyd House Lockland WW I Memorial Lockland- Wyoming Train Station Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus Ludlow's Station Lytle At Christmas Lytle Park Lytle's Surroundings Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair Manning Ferguson Force Memorial Maple Knoll Village Mariemont Miami Fort / Fort Finney Milestone Military Roads Mill Stone Miller - Leuser Log House Miss Doherty's College Preparatory School for Girls Mohawk Honor Roll Morgan's First Skirmish In Ohio Morgan’s Raid Through Springdale Mt. Adams Mt. Adams Mt. Adams Pilgrim Chapel Mt. Airy Forest Mt. Healthy Christian Church Mt. Healthy Christian Church North Bend Norwood High School Ohio Military Trails Ohio River Monument Ohio’s First Publicly Owned Water System Old Columbia Baptist Church and Meeting House Old Saint Mary Cemetery Othniel Looker Home P.F.C. William B. Baugh, U.S.M.C. Peebles Corner Piatt Park Pioneer Pillar Pleasant Ridge - World War One Marker Point Farm Powhatan Beaty / Union Baptist Cemetery President Harrison President William Howard Taft Procter & Gamble Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise and the Plum Street Temple Richard Michael Weaver Robert Alphonso Taft Robert Reily Robert S. Duncanson Salmon Portland Chase Sharonville Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Site of Home Field of First Pro Baseball Team Site of Home Plate Crosley Field Site of Internment Camp     Lochry’s Expedition, 1781 Spanish American War Memorial Spreen’s Corner Spring Grove Cemetery Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum St. Aloysius Orphanage St. Marys World War Marker Stearns and Foster Company Stephen C. Foster Taft Museum of Art Taken for Granite? Ted Kluszewski The Athenaeum The Berlin Wall The Betts House, 1804 The Black Brigade of Cincinnati The Burnet House The Church / The Founder The Cincinnati Hamilton Turnpike The Cincinnati Observatory The Clough Baptist Cemetery The Colleges and Academies of College Hill The Eliza House The First High Rise Concrete Frame Building in the United States The First Link The Frontier Politician The Gamble House The History Behind the Mt. Adams Steps Pathway The History Behind the Mt. Adams Steps Pathway The Irish in Cincinnati The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives The Korean War The Kroger Co. / Over-The-Rhine The Madisonville Site The Miami and Erie Canal The Miami Purchase The Newell School The Origins of Harvest Home The Political Desert The Price Hill Incline The Probasco Fountain The River And The Land The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) / SNDdeN Educational Works The Sultana The Taft Museum The Verona The Vietnam War The Village of Westwood The "Church of the Steps" (Immaculata), Tippecanoe And Tyler Too! Tucker's Station Village of Glendale Village of Mariemont Voorhees Town / Plan of the Town of Reading Waldschmidt Cemetery Walter Scott, Christian Pioneer Welcome to the Cotswald Overlook Westwood Veterans Memorial White's Station Wiley Robert Cable William Henry Harrison William Henry Harrison William Henry Harrison William Henry Harrison William Henry Harrison / and the Cincinnati & Whitewater Canal William Henry Harrison Memorial William Henry Harrison Tomb William Howard Taft / Robert Alphonso Taft Wiltsee Undertaker Woodward High School / School for Creative and Performing Arts World’s Largest Chime Foot Piano Wyoming Avenue Business District Xavier University Armory "Lincoln - The Man" "Mike" Mullen “Pigmeat” Jarrett “To commemorate the services of the citizens of Cleves”
Ohio played a key role in the development of the modern steel industry. Andrew Carnegie, one of the most famous industrialists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, started his career in the steel industry in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but his first major investment was in a steel mill in Braddock, Ohio.

Hamilton County, Ohio, located in the southwestern part of the state, has a rich and diverse history that spans centuries. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Shawnee and Miami, who lived off the fertile land along the Ohio River. In the late 18th century, European settlers arrived and established small communities along the river, attracted by the area's agricultural potential and access to transportation.

In 1790, Hamilton County was officially organized, named after Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States and the first Secretary of the Treasury. Cincinnati, the county seat, was quickly established as a bustling town and became an important trading hub due to its location on the Ohio River. The region prospered throughout the 19th century, fueled by the growth of the steamboat industry and the expansion of canals and railroads.

During the Civil War, Hamilton County played a significant role as a major recruiting and training ground for Union soldiers. The area experienced economic growth during this time, as factories producing war-related goods saw increased demand. In the early 20th century, industries such as manufacturing, steel, and Procter & Gamble's consumer products further propelled the county's development.

Hamilton County has also faced challenges throughout its history. In the mid-20th century, urban decline and suburbanization led to economic challenges and population loss in some parts of the county. However, efforts have been made to revitalize urban areas and preserve historic sites, leading to renewed interest in the county's past.

Today, Hamilton County is a vibrant and diverse community, with a mix of urban and suburban areas. It is known for its cultural attractions, including the Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Art Museum, and the iconic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The county continues to grow and adapt, preserving its history while embracing new opportunities for progress and development.

  • 1790: Hamilton County was established on January 2.
  • 1803: The first courthouse was built in Cincinnati.
  • 1808: The city of Cincinnati was incorporated as a town on January 1.
  • 1819: The Cincinnati Observatory, the oldest professional observatory in the United States, was founded.
  • 1820: The population of Hamilton County reached 16,230.
  • 1828: The Cincinnati Public Library was established as the Young Men's Mercantile Library Association.
  • 1850: The population of Hamilton County reached 145,534.
  • 1884: The Cincinnati Reds, one of the oldest professional baseball teams in the United States, was founded.
  • 1912: Music Hall, a historic concert venue, was opened in Cincinnati.
  • 1920: The population of Hamilton County reached 540,153.
  • 1963: The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series.
  • 2001: Paul Brown Stadium, home to the Cincinnati Bengals, opened.