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Hamilton is a beautiful city in the state of Ohio, United States, located more exactly in Butler County and being its county seat at the same time. The history of Hamilton began in 1791, when it was founded by European Americans. Originally, Hamilton was named Fort Hamilton, after Alexander Hamilton.
In 1803, the town was settled and changed its name to Hamilton, becoming then incorporated in 1810. Hamilton slowly became an agricultural and regional trading town and its development started to increase. Now, there are 62.447 people living in Hamilton, according to the 2010 census, making it an important part of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area. An interesting fact about Hamilton is that it was declared the 'City of Sculpture', due to the large number of sculptures that were brought to the city. Nevertheless, Hamilton is also a great tourist destination.
Top Attractions within Hamilton
The Country Courthouse is one of the oldest buildings in Hamilton, as it dates back to 1885. Its impressive architectural style got this building listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Lane Public Library is headquartered in another historical building, which was constructed in 1866 by the local philanthropist Clark Lane, whom the library was named after. The library is located in the Hamilton Historic German Village and it provides both tourists and locals with endless reading options. The Local History Room and Teens and Children's Departments are some of the greatest features of the library, as they provide useful information on the history of Hamilton for all ages.
The Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is the place where you can admire a large collection of interesting sculptures, which are a trademark for Hamilton. Nevertheless, the park is located in a beautiful natural setting, which sometimes takes your mind off the art. Golf carts are also available.
The New Linden Lanes Family Entertainment Center is one of the best providers of family fun in the area. Whether you come here to bowl on the numerous lanes or just to enjoy a delicious pizza, you will enter a great mood and will not want to leave.
United States, Ohio, United States
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