Green Township, Hamilton County, Ohio
Green Township is one of the twelve townships of Hamilton County, United States. The 2010 census found 58,370 people in the township, it was founded in 1809. Located in the west central part of the county, it borders the following townships and city: Colerain Township - north Cincinnati - east Delhi Township - south Miami Township - westTwo cities occupy what was once part of Green Township: Cheviot in the east center, Cincinnati, the county seat of Hamilton County, in the east and southeast. Nearly all of the remainder of the township is part of one of the following census-designated places: Bridgetown, in the center Covedale, in the south Dent, in the northwest Mack, in the west and southwest Monfort Heights, in the northeast, south of White Oak White Oak, in the northeastThe township encompasses 27.9 sq mi of rolling hills above the Ohio River basin northwest of downtown Cincinnati. As of 1990, over 50% of the township's area has been was converted to urban use as a suburb of Cincinnati.
It is one of sixteen Green Townships statewide. The township was held intact by John Cleves Symmes, with the apparent intent of naming it as the academy township for his purchase. In 1802 a court order awarded half the township to one of his Miami Company investors, Elias Boudinot; this became part of the disputes over the entire Symmes Purchase. The township is named after general in the Revolutionary War; the township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees. Green Township has a township park system with six different parks including: Bicentennial Park Blue Rock Park Bosken Park Kuliga Park Veterans Park West Fork Park There are several Catholic schools in Green Township.
This includes St. Antoninus, Our Lady of Visitation, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, St. Jude, St. James White Oak, St. Ignatius. Most of Green Township is within the Oak Hills Local School District; the Monfort Heights and White Oak areas of Green Township are within the Northwest Local School District. Within the Oak Hills Local School District: Oakdale Elementary School, Bridgetown Middle School and Oak Hills High School are within Bridgetown, Green Township. John F. Dulles Elementary School is within Mack. Springmyer Elementary School is within Mack. Within the Northwest Local School District: Two Northwest schools are located in Green Township. Monfort Heights Elementary School serves Monfort Heights students, while White Oak Middle School serves White Oak and Monfort Heights students. Three Northwest schools located in Colerain Township serve Green Township students. Ann Weigel Elementary School and Struble Elementary School serve White Oak students, while Colerain High School serves Monfort Heights and White Oak students.
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County operates the Green Township Branch in Mack and the Monfort Heights Branch in Monfort Heights. The Green Township branch, which opened in January 1990, has a central copper dome with two smaller domed structures, which were designed to resemble barns of horse farms which at one time prevalent in Green Township. Township website
Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, the tenth most densely populated; the state's capital and largest city is Columbus. The state takes its name from the Ohio River, whose name in turn originated from the Seneca word ohiːyo', meaning "good river", "great river" or "large creek". Partitioned from the Northwest Territory, Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803, the first under the Northwest Ordinance. Ohio is known as the "Buckeye State" after its Ohio buckeye trees, Ohioans are known as "Buckeyes". Ohio rose from the wilderness of Ohio Country west of Appalachia in colonial times through the Northwest Indian Wars as part of the Northwest Territory in the early frontier, to become the first non-colonial free state admitted to the union, to an industrial powerhouse in the 20th century before transmogrifying to a more information and service based economy in the 21st.
The government of Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the Governor. Ohio occupies 16 seats in the United States House of Representatives. Ohio is known for its status as both a bellwether in national elections. Six Presidents of the United States have been elected. Ohio is an industrial state, ranking 8th out of 50 states in GDP, is the second largest producer of automobiles behind Michigan. Ohio's geographic location has proven to be an asset for economic expansion; because Ohio links the Northeast to the Midwest, much cargo and business traffic passes through its borders along its well-developed highways. Ohio has the nation's 10th largest highway network and is within a one-day drive of 50% of North America's population and 70% of North America's manufacturing capacity. To the north, Lake Erie gives Ohio 312 miles of coastline. Ohio's southern border is defined by the Ohio River, much of the northern border is defined by Lake Erie. Ohio's neighbors are Pennsylvania to the east, Michigan to the northwest, Lake Erie to the north, Indiana to the west, Kentucky on the south, West Virginia on the southeast.
Ohio's borders were defined by metes and bounds in the Enabling Act of 1802 as follows: Bounded on the east by the Pennsylvania line, on the south by the Ohio River, to the mouth of the Great Miami River, on the west by the line drawn due north from the mouth of the Great Miami aforesaid, on the north by an east and west line drawn through the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan, running east after intersecting the due north line aforesaid, from the mouth of the Great Miami until it shall intersect Lake Erie or the territorial line, thence with the same through Lake Erie to the Pennsylvania line aforesaid. Ohio is bounded by the Ohio River, but nearly all of the river itself belongs to Kentucky and West Virginia. In 1980, the U. S. Supreme Court held that, based on the wording of the cessation of territory by Virginia, the boundary between Ohio and Kentucky is the northern low-water mark of the river as it existed in 1792. Ohio has only that portion of the river between the river's 1792 low-water mark and the present high-water mark.
The border with Michigan has changed, as a result of the Toledo War, to angle northeast to the north shore of the mouth of the Maumee River. Much of Ohio features glaciated till plains, with an exceptionally flat area in the northwest being known as the Great Black Swamp; this glaciated region in the northwest and central state is bordered to the east and southeast first by a belt known as the glaciated Allegheny Plateau, by another belt known as the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau. Most of Ohio is of low relief, but the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau features rugged hills and forests; the rugged southeastern quadrant of Ohio, stretching in an outward bow-like arc along the Ohio River from the West Virginia Panhandle to the outskirts of Cincinnati, forms a distinct socio-economic unit. Geologically similar to parts of West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania, this area's coal mining legacy, dependence on small pockets of old manufacturing establishments, distinctive regional dialect set this section off from the rest of the state.
In 1965 the United States Congress passed the Appalachian Regional Development Act, an attempt to "address the persistent poverty and growing economic despair of the Appalachian Region." This act defines 29 Ohio counties as part of Appalachia. While 1/3 of Ohio's land mass is part of the federally defined Appalachian region, only 12.8% of Ohioans live there Significant rivers within the state include the Cuyahoga River, Great Miami River, Maumee River, Muskingum River, Scioto River. The rivers in the northern part of the state drain into the northern Atlantic Ocean via Lake Erie and the St. Lawrence River, the rivers in the southern part of the state drain into the Gulf of Mexico via the Ohio River and the Mississippi; the worst weather disaster in Ohio history occurred along the Great Miami River in 1913. Known as the Great Dayton Flood, the entire Miami River watershed flooded, including the downtown business district of Dayton; as a result, the Miami Conservancy District was created as the first major flood plain engineering project in Ohio and the United States.
Grand Lake St. Marys in the west-central part of the state was constructed as a supply of water for ca
Cincinnati metropolitan area
The Cincinnati metropolitan area, informally known as Greater Cincinnati or the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Area, is a metropolitan area that includes counties in the U. S. states of Ohio and Indiana around the Ohio city of Cincinnati. The United States Census Bureau's formal name for the area is the Cincinnati–Middletown, OH–KY–IN Metropolitan Statistical Area; as of the 2010 U. S. Census, this MSA had a population of 2,114,580, making Greater Cincinnati the 29th most populous metropolitan area in the United States, the first largest metro area in Ohio, followed by Cleveland and Columbus; the Census lists the Cincinnati–Wilmington–Maysville, OH–KY–IN Combined Statistical Area, which adds Clinton County and Mason County, Kentucky for a 2014 estimated population of 2,208,450. The Cincinnati metropolitan area is considered part of the Great Lakes Megalopolis; the Cincinnati, OH–KY–IN, MSA was formed by the United States Census Bureau in 1950 and consisted of the Kentucky counties of Campbell and Kenton and the Ohio county of Hamilton.
As surrounding counties saw an increase in their population densities and the number of their residents employed within Hamilton County, they met Census criteria to be added to the MSA. The Hamilton–Middletown, OH MSA was formed in 1950 and consisted of Butler County, Ohio. In 1990, the Census changed designation of the areas known as MSAs to Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area, a new Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area grouping was created. From 1990 through 2005, the Cincinnati–Hamilton–Middletown CMSA included the Cincinnati–Hamilton, OH–KY–IN PMSA and the Hamilton–Middletown, OH PMSA; as of December 2005, Census terminology changed again. Consolidated Statistical Areas combine more than one Core Based Statistical Area. Newly defined MSAs and µSAs Statistical Areas are CBSAs. From 2005 to 2013, the Cincinnati–Middletown–Wilmington CSA included the Cincinnati–Middletown MSA, Wilmington, OH µSA. In 2013, the CSA was redefined again; the Cincinnati–Middletown MSA was renamed the Cincinnati MSA.
The Wilmington, OH µSA remained in the CSA. The Maysville, KY µSA, which had consisted of Mason and Lewis Counties in Kentucky, was redefined as consisting of Mason County and added to the CSA; the name of the CSA accordingly changed to the Cincinnati–Wilmington–Maysville CSA. The metropolitan area's population has grown 8.1 percent between Census 2000 and the 2009 Census population estimate, just under the national population growth rate of 9.2 percent over the same period. This growth rate is about in the middle of the growth rates of other sized mid western metropolitan areas. For example, the Cleveland metropolitan area lost 2% of population, while Louisville gained 8%, Columbus gained 12%, Indianapolis gained 14% over the same time period; the 2009 population estimate from the US Census classifies population changes between natural population increases and net migration. Natural population increase contributes fundamentally all of Greater Cincinnati's population growth. A small amount of net international migration to the region is offset by a small amount of net domestic migration out of the region.
The Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes seven counties in Northern Kentucky and three in Southeast Indiana, is the largest metropolitan area that includes parts of Ohio, exceeding the population of Greater Cleveland, though both Greater Cleveland and metropolitan Columbus have larger populations within the state of Ohio as of 2013. Most of the region's population growth has occurred in the northern counties, leading to speculation that the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area will merge with Greater Dayton. Cincinnati is located close to other metropolitan areas, such as Louisville and Frankfort, Columbus, Ohio. Notes 1For comparison purposes, population data is summarized using 2008 Census CSA/MSA county definitions. 2Butler County, Ohio was known as the Hamilton–Middletown, OH PMSA and was separate from the Cincinnati, OH–KY–IN PMSA until the 1990 Census, when the Cincinnati–Hamilton, OH–KY–IN CMSA designation was used to consolidate the two PMSAs. The CMSA/PMSA designation is no longer used by the US Census.
Brown County, Ohio Butler County, Ohio Clermont County, Ohio Clinton County, Ohio Hamilton County, Ohio Warren County, Ohio Boone County, Kentucky Bracken County, Kentucky Campbell County, Kentucky Gallatin County, Kentucky Grant County, Kentucky Kenton County, Kentucky Mason County, Kentucky Pendleton County, Kentucky Dearborn County, Indiana Franklin County, Indiana Ohio County, Indiana In order of 2010 census population: Cincinnati, Ohio Hamilton, Ohio Middletown, Ohio Fairfield, Ohio Covington, Kentucky Mason, Ohio Florence, Kentucky Independence, Kentucky Oxford, Ohio Lebanon, Ohio Norwood, Ohio Forest Park, Ohio Erlanger, Kentucky Springboro, Ohio Fort Thomas, Kentucky Newport, Kentucky Sharonville, Ohio Blue Ash, Ohio Wilmington, Ohio Loveland, Ohio Springdale, Ohio Maysville, Kentucky Interstate 71 Interstate 74 Interstate 75 Interstate 275 Interstate 471 U. S. Route 22 & State Route 3 U. S. Route
Hamilton County, Ohio
Hamilton County is a county in the southwest corner of the U. S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 802,374. Making it the third-most populous county in Ohio; the county seat is Cincinnati. The county is named for the first Secretary of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton County is part of OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area; the southern portion of Hamilton County was owned and surveyed by John Cleves Symmes, the region was a part of the Symmes Purchase. The first settlers rafted down the Ohio River in 1788 following the American Revolutionary War, they established the towns of Losantiville, North Bend, Columbia. Hamilton County was organized in 1790 by order of Arthur St. Clair, governor of the Northwest Territory, as the second county in the Northwest Territory. Cincinnati was named as the seat. Residents named the county in honor of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States and a founder of the Federalist Party, its original boundaries were those defined for the Symmes purchase contract in 1788: the Ohio River in the South, Great Miami River to the west, the Lesser Miami River to the east, the Cayuhoga River to the North.
Its area included about one-eighth of Ohio, had about 2,000 inhabitants. The county was expanded in 1792 to include what is today the lower peninsula of Michigan. Since 1796, other counties were created from Hamilton; the county was the location of much of the Northwest Indian War both before and after its organization. The United States persuaded most of the Shawnee and other Indian peoples to move to locations west of the Mississippi River in the 1820s. Rapid growth occurred during the 1830s and 1840s as the area attracted many German and Irish immigrants after the Great Famine in Ireland and the revolutions in Germany in 1848. During the Civil War, Morgan's Raid passed through the northern part of the county during the summer of 1863. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 413 square miles, of which 406 square miles is land and 6.7 square miles is water. The county lies in a region of gentle hills formed by the slopes of the Ohio River valley and its tributaries.
The Great Miami River, the Little Miami River, the Mill Creek contribute to this system of hillsides and valleys. No occurring lakes exist, but three major manmade lakes are part of the Great Parks of Hamilton County; the largest lake by far is Winton Woods Lake, covering 188 surface acres, followed by Miami Whitewater Lake, covering 85 surface acres, Sharon Lake, covering 36 surface acres. The county boundaries include the lowest point in Ohio, in Miami Township, where the Ohio River flows out of Ohio and into Indiana; this is the upper pool elevation behind the Markland Dam, 455 feet above sea level. The highest land elevation in Hamilton County is the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill at 1,045 feet above sea level in Colerain Township. Butler County – north Warren County – northeast Clermont County – east Boone County, Kentucky – southwest Kenton County, Kentucky – south Campbell County, Kentucky – southeast Dearborn County, Indiana – west As of the 2000 census, there were 845,303 people, 346,790 households, 212,582 families residing in the county.
The population density was 2,075 people per square mile. There were 373,393 housing units at an average density of 917 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 69.2% White, 26.0% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, 2.2% from two or more races. 2.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 346,790 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.40% were married couples living together, 14.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.70% were non-families. 32.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.07. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years.
For every 100 females there were 91.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $40,964, the median income for a family was $53,449. Males had a median income of $39,842 versus $28,550 for females; the per capita income for the county was $24,053. About 8.80% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.20% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 802,374 people, 333,945 households, 197,571 families residing in the county; the population density was 1,976.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 377,364 housing units at an average density of 929.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 68.8% white, 25.7% black or African American, 2.0% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 1.1% from other races, 2.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.6% of the population.
In terms of ancestry, 31.0% were German, 14.7% were Irish, 7.7% were English, 6.6% were American. Of the 333,945 households, 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 40
Delhi Township, Hamilton County, Ohio
Delhi Township is one of the twelve townships of Hamilton County, United States. The 2010 census found 29,510 people in the township, it is the only Delhi Township statewide. The area of modern-day Delhi Township was first settled by Americans in 1789, with the founding of the village of South Bend. Delhi was incorporated as a township in 1816; the name is pronounced "DEL-high", rather than "deli", how its namesake in India is pronounced. The Sedam Springhouse, which may date back to the 1790s, is one of the oldest buildings in the township. Now known as the Delhi Springhouse, the structure stands on land near the stone house Colonel Cornelius Ryker Sedam built in 1796; the house no longer exists. The structure protected a natural spring, which supplied water as late as 1937; the springhouse was used to provide storage for perishable foods. Located in the southwestern part of the county along the Ohio River, it has the following borders: Green Township - north Cincinnati - east Kenton County, Kentucky - southeast, across the Ohio River Boone County, Kentucky - southwest, across the Ohio River Miami Township - northwestMuch of what was once part of Delhi Township, including its entire shoreline along the Ohio River, is now part of the city of Cincinnati, the county seat of Hamilton County.
Unincorporated communities in the township include Delhi Hills and Mount Saint Joseph. The Cincinnati communities of Price Hill, Sayler Park and Riverside were part of Delhi Township until they were annexed by Cincinnati at the turn of the 20th century; the township has an area of 10.1 square miles. Because the township covers the slopes leading down to the floodplain of the Ohio River, the township contains many hills, its landscape is cut by a number of ravines caused by streams that make the descent. Delhi Township is located within a climatic transition zone at the extreme northern limit of the humid subtropical climate. Being located within the northern periphery of the Upland South and within the Bluegrass region of southern Ohio and Kentucky, the local climate is a a blend of the subtropics to the south and the humid continental climate to the north. Delhi Township's average annual rainfall is 41 inches, received over an average of 82 days, along with 14 inches of snow. Temperatures range from an average July high of 88 °F to an average January low of 15 °F.
The median age of males in the township is 36.7 years of age, the median age of females in the township is 38.4 years of age. The median income for households in the township was $64,504 in 2008. In 1999, the median income for households in the township was $55,052; the township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees. Three fire stations serve the township. Fire Station #33 serves as the fire department's headquarters; the other stations are Station #30 and Station #36. Delhi has various annual celebrations, including the Delhi Skirt Game.
The Delhi Skirt Game is a Chicago-style softball game between officers of the Delhi Township Police Department and the firefighters of the Delhi Township Fire Department. The game is played in Delhi Park on the first Friday of August, with festivities surrounding the game including live music, games of chance, concessions and fireworks; the Skirt Game benefits needy families of Delhi Township. Following an 1850s grape blight which destroyed most of the township's vineyards, many growers turned to vegetable farming. On the heels of a successful transition to vegetable farming, growers began to construct greenhouses in order to extend the growing season. At some point in the 1920–1930s, nearly all of the Delhi greenhouse operators began to realize the greater profit potential of growing flowers, subsequently converted their greenhouses from vegetable-centric operations to growing cut flowers full-time; the peak of local hothouse agriculture was reached during the late pre-WWII years, when as many as 55 family-run greenhouses operated in the township.
Notably, Delhi Township-based greenhouses produced a significant percentage of carnations supplied throughout the United States by this time. In the local region, Delhi Township became known as the "Floral Paradise of Ohio", a trademark phrase, still featured on modern, official Delhi Township signage; the importance of greenhouses in Delhi Township was reflected in the equipment of the Delhi Township Fire Department. This arrangement permitted firefighters to connect their hoses to the source of water closest to an interior greenhouse fire, eliminating the need to drag hundreds of feet of heavy, charged hose connected at the fire apparatus's pump panel outside. In this arrangement, water pressure in the involved greenhouse was boosted by a connection from the pumper to a standpipe connection on the outside of the structure; the requirement to carry a large variety of thread adapters (in order to be compatible with nearby, mutual aid departme