HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO,
There is a land, of each land the satisfaction, loved by means of Heaven o'er the entire international beside, the place brighter suns dispense serener mild, And milder moons imparadise the nig^hl; A land of attractiveness, advantage, valor, fact, Time-tutored age, and love-exalted early life : The wandering mariner, whose eye explores The wealthiest isles, the main captivating beaches, perspectives now not a realm so bountiful and reasonable, Nor breathes the spirit of a purer air.
Man, via every age of revolving time, Unchanging guy, in each various clime, Deems his personal land of each land the satisfaction. cherished via Heaven o'er the entire global beside ; His domestic the spot of earth supremely blest, A more expensive, sweeter spot than the entire rest.
James Montgomery, "My Country."
Hamilton, the second one county erected within the territory now coated via the kingdom of Ohio, yet, ahnost ever considering the fact that, the 1st within the country in wealth, inhabitants, and basic significance, is the southwesternraost subdivision of the Commonwealth. it truly is bounded at the south via the river Ohio, subsequent past that are the counties of Campbell, Kenton, and Boone, in Kentucky; at the west through Dearborn county, Indiana, and on the southwestern nook by way of the nice Miami river; at the north via Butler and Warren counties, Ohio, shaped from its personal territory in 1808; at the east through Clermont county and the Little Miami river, past which, from the northeastern nook of the county, runs a slim strip of Warren county. Upon no facet of its territory is the boundary a right away line all through. The tortuous windings of rivers provide nice curves at the japanese and southern barriers, and likewise get a divorce the western line because it nears the southern extremity; and the northern line is significantly zigzagged via the irregularity of the early surveys within the Symmes (or Miami) Purchase.
The region of Hamilton, as soon as so nice as to incorporate approximately one-eighth of the current territory of Ohio, is now one of the smaller county parts of the kingdom. It comprises yet approximately 300 and 90 sq. miles, or 200 and forty-nine thousand acres. Its floor was once most likely a part of an enormous simple many hundreds of thousands of years in the past, yet has develop into tremendously assorted and damaged through the lengthy wash of streams and via the alterations of the geologic ages.
It is a remarkably well-watered and fertile kingdom. The underlying rocks of the Miami nation are calcareous, and the drift-gravels often composed principally of limestone. From either those assets fertilizing components are imparted to the soil.
The valley of the Ohio is ready toes under the final point of the county; whereas the valleys of the nice and Little Miarais, of the Dry fork of Whitewater, of Mill, Duck, and Deer, Taylor's and Blue Rock creeks, and lots of small streams corrugate extra the skin of the couhtry.
The features of a few of those streams have been spotted via guests at a really early day. Captain Thomas Hutchins, of His Brittanic Majesty's 60th regiment of foot, afterwards geographer of the us, in the course of his provider with the British armies during this nation within the final century, made many explorations within the western desert among the years 1764 and 1775, the result of that are embodied in a priceless Topographical Description released in London in 1778. It comprises, most likely, the 1st revealed notices of the Miami river extant. He says:
Little Mineami river is simply too small to navigate with batteaux. It has a lot effective land and several other salt springs; its excessive banks and mild present hinder its a lot overflowing the encompassing lands in freshets.
Great Mineami, Affercmet, or Rocky river has a really robust channel; a rapid flow, yet no falls. It has numerous huge branches, satisfactory with boats an effective way; one extending westward in the direction of the Wabash river, after which in the direction of a department of the Mineami river (which runs into Lake Erie), to which there's a portage, and a 3rd has a portage to the west department of Sandusky, beside
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