Cincinnati is the plural of Cincinnatus, a poor Roman who was respected for his wisdom and virtue. General St. Clair named Cincinnati because he was a Revolutionary War officer and a member of The Society of Cincinnati.
Cincinnati was settled in a basin surrounded by seven hills. Growth required expanding into the hills. Joseph Hill and George A. Smith worked together to create the Cincinnati Inclined Plane Railway Company.
Cincinnati is continuing to grow today. People considered the cities Covington, Newport, and Florence part of the Greater Cincinnati. Cincinnati is surrounded by its history as it progresses into the future.