59 Facts About Cincinnati


Cincinnati is a city in the U S state of Ohio and the county seat of Hamilton County.

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The city's largest institution of higher education, the University of Cincinnati, was founded in 1819 as a municipal college and is ranked as one of the 50 largest in the United States.

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Cincinnati is home to historic architecture with many structures in the urban core having remained intact for 200 years.

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Cincinnati is the birthplace of William Howard Taft, the 27th President and former Chief Justice of the United States.

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Cincinnati began in 1788 when Mathias Denman, Colonel Robert Patterson, and Israel Ludlow landed at a spot at the northern bank of the Ohio opposite the mouth of the Licking and decided to settle there.

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In 1859, Cincinnati laid out six streetcar lines; the cars were pulled by horses and the lines made it easier for people to get around the city.

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The Cincinnati Inclined Plane Company began transporting people to the top of Mount Auburn that year.

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Cincinnati has many nicknames, including Cincy, The 'Nati, The Queen City, The Queen of the West, The Blue Chip City, and The City of Seven Hills.

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Many years, Cincinnati was known as "Porkopolis"; this less desirable nickname came from the city's large pork interests.

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For example, the local Keep America Beautiful affiliate, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, introduced the catchphrase "Don't Trash the 'Nati" in 1998 as part of a litter-prevention campaign.

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Cincinnati was platted and proliferated by American settlers, including Ulster Scots known as the Scots Irish, frontiersmen, and keelboaters.

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For over a century and a half, Cincinnati was the most prominent of Ohio's cities, as it was the largest: being the historical hub of Ohio culture, Cincinnati is referred to as the "chief city of Ohio" in the 1879 American Cyclopædia.

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Christ Church Cathedral at Queen City Square continues the legacy of the early Anglican leaders of Cincinnati, noted by historical associations as being a keystone of civic history; and among Methodist institutions were The Christ Hospital as well as projects of the German Methodist Church.

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In recent times, Cincinnati has been referred to as a capital of the Bible Belt, influenced by such business families as the Lindners, who are Baptist.

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Cincinnati, being a rivertown crossroads, depended on trade with the slave states south of the Ohio River at a time when thousands of black people were settling in the free state of Ohio.

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Cincinnati was influenced by Irishmen, and Prussians and Saxons, seeking to emigrate away from crowding and strife.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Cincinnati Branch is located across the street from the East Fourth Street Historic District.

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Metropolitan Cincinnati has the twenty-eighth largest economy in the United States and the fifth largest in the Midwest, after Chicago, Minneapolis-St Paul, Detroit, and St Louis.

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Glier's goetta is produced in the Cincinnati area and is a popular local food.

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The Maisonette in Cincinnati was Mobil Travel Guide's longest-running five-star restaurant in the United States, holding that distinction for 41 consecutive years until it closed in 2005.

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One of the United States's oldest and most celebrated bars, Arnold's Bar and Grill in downtown Cincinnati has won awards from Esquire magazine's "Best Bars in America", Thrillist's "Most Iconic Bar in Ohio", The Daily Meal's "150 Best bars in America" and Seriouseats.

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Cincinnati has been called the "Chili Capital of America" and "of the World" because it has more chili restaurants per capita than any other city in the United States or in the world.

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In 1950, Cincinnati reached its peak population of 504, 000; it has lost population in every census count from 1960 to 2010.

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Cincinnati is midway by river between the cities of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Cairo, Illinois.

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Cincinnati is home to numerous embankments that are noteworthy due to their architectural characteristics or historic associations, as well as the Carew Tower, the Scripps Center, the Ingalls Building, Cincinnati Union Terminal, and the Isaac M Wise Temple.

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Mile-long Cincinnati Skywalk, completed in 1997, was shortened to bring more commerce, yet remains the viable way to walk downtown during poor weather.

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Cincinnati rests along 22 miles of riverfront about northern banks of the Ohio, stretching from California to Sayler Park, giving the mighty Ohio and its movements a prominent place in the life of the city.

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Downtown Cincinnati is protected from flooding by the Serpentine Wall at Yeatman's Cove and another flood wall built into Fort Washington Way.

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Since April 1, 1922, the Ohio flood stage at Cincinnati has officially been set at 52 feet, as measured from the John A Roebling Suspension Bridge.

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Cincinnati is at the southern limit of the humid continental climate zone (Koppen: Dfa), bordering the humid subtropical climate zone (Cfa).

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Cincinnati has three major league teams, seven minor league teams, five college institutions with sports teams, and seven major sports venues.

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On Major League Baseball Opening Day, Cincinnati has the distinction of holding the "traditional opener" in baseball each year, due to its baseball history.

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Cincinnati Reds have won five World Series titles and had one of the most successful baseball teams of all time in the mid-1970s, known as The Big Red Machine.

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Cincinnati is home to two men's college basketball teams: The Cincinnati Bearcats and Xavier Musketeers.

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Previously, the Cincinnati Royals competed in the National Basketball Association from 1957 to 1972; they are now known as the Sacramento Kings.

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FC Cincinnati made its home debut in the USL on April 9, 2016, before a crowd of more than 14, 000 fans.

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FC Cincinnati has since broken the USL attendance record on several additional occasions, and moved to Major League Soccer for the 2019 season.

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FC Cincinnati was awarded an MLS bid on May 29, 2018, and moved to a new stadium in the West End neighborhood just northwest of downtown in 2021.

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Cincinnati Cyclones is a minor league AA-level professional hockey team playing in the ECHL.

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Cincinnati Sizzle is a women's minor professional tackle football team that plays in the Women's Football Alliance.

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Cincinnati founded the Charter Committee, which used ballot initiatives in 1924 to replace the ward system with the current at-large system.

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Cincinnati politics include the participation of the Charter Party, the political party with the third-longest history of winning in local elections.

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University of Cincinnati, called Cincinnati or nicknamed UC, is a public university.

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The Art Academy of Cincinnati, nicknamed AAC was founded as the McMicken School of Design in 1869.

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Cincinnati is home to the first Kindergarten – 12th grade Arts School in the country, the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

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Cincinnati State is a small college that includes the Midwest Culinary School.

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Five hundred years since the Reformation Cincinnati provided a global distinguished lecture marking the layout of books and research for stirred city goers and the Cincinnati Art Museum staff built Albrecht Durer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance, with more crafting by the university design, art, and architecture program given for the city.

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati operates 16 high schools in Cincinnati, ten of which are single-sex.

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In 2015, Cincinnati held the USITT 2015 Conference and Stage Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center, bringing 5, 000+ students, university educators, theatrical designers and performers, and other personnel to the city.

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Cincinnati May Festival Chorus is an amateur choir that has been in existence since 1880.

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Metro Cincinnati is home to several regional orchestras and youth orchestras, including the Starling Chamber Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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Cincinnati has its own chapter of The Sons of the Desert (The Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society), which meets several times per year.

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Cincinnati is the subject of a Connie Smith song written by Bill Anderson, called Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Cincinnati is the main scenario for the international music production of Italian artist and songwriter Veronica Vitale called "Inside the Outsider".

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Cincinnati was a major early music recording center, and was home to King Records, which helped launch the career of James Brown, who often recorded there, as well as Jewel Records, which helped launch Lonnie Mack's career, and Fraternity Records.

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The city's weekly African American newspaper, The Cincinnati Herald, was founded by Gerald Porter in 1955 and purchased by Sesh Communications in 1996.

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City of Cincinnati has a higher than average percentage of households without a car.

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Cincinnati is served by Amtrak's Cardinal, an intercity passenger train which makes three weekly trips in each direction between Chicago and New York City through Cincinnati Union Terminal.

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Cincinnati is served by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) and the Clermont Transportation Connection.

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