HAMILTON , acity and the
See also:county-seat of
See also:Butler county,
See also:Ohio, U.S.A., on both sides of the
See also:river, 25 M . N. of
See also:Cincinnati . Pop . (189o), 17,565; (1900), 23,914, of whom 2949 were
See also:born; (1910
See also:census), 35,279 . It is served by the Cincinnati, Hamilton &
See also:Dayton, and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago & St
See also:railways, and by interurban electric lines connecting with Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo . The valley in which Hamilton is situated is noted for its fertility . The city has a
See also:fine public square and the Lane
See also:free library (1866) ; the
See also:house is its most prominent public
See also:building . A
See also:hydraulic canal provides the city with
See also:water power, and in 1905, in the value of its factory products ($13,992,574, being 31.3% more than in 1900), Hamilton ranked tenth among the cities of the state . Its most distinctive manufactures are paper and
See also:wood pulp; more valuable are foundry and machine
See also:shop products; other manufactures are
See also:malt liquors,
See also:flour, woollens, Corliss engines, carriages and wagons and agricultural implements . The
See also:municipality owns and operates the water-
See also:works, electric-
See also:lighting plant and
See also:gas plant . A stockade fort was built here in 1791 by General Arthur
See also:Saint Clair, but it was abandoned in 1796, two years after the place had been laid out as a
See also:town and named
See also:Fairfield . The town was renamed, in
See also:honour of
See also:Alexander Hamilton, about 1796 .
In 1803 Hamilton was made the county-seat; in 1810 it was incorporated as a
See also:village; in 1854 it annexed the town of Rossville on the opposite side of the river; and in 1857 it was made a city . In 1908, by the annexation of suburbs, the
See also:area and the population of Hamilton were considerably increased . Hamilton was the early home of
See also:William Dean
See also:Howells, whose recollections of it are to be found in his A Boy's Town; his
See also:slavery sentiments made it necessary for him to sell his printing
See also:office, where the son had learned to set type in his teens, and to remove to Dayton .
HAMILTON (GRAND or ASHUANIPI)
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