City of Cincinnati

Photo by Glenn Riegel

Cincinnati, Ohio will be the location of the 2018 Church of the Brethren Annual Conference. It was settled in 1788 by folks of German origin migrating West from Pennsylvania and Virginia and incorporated as a city in 1819. During a population growth in its early years, residents began referring to it a “The Queen City” and the nickname remains today. Now home to a diverse population of 300,000 people, it is the third largest city in the State of Ohio.

Other notable information:

  • Home to the second oldest zoo in the United States
  • The Cincinnati Reds major league baseball was America’s first professional baseball team.
  • A popular Midwest filming location for Hollywood, it’s film credits include Rain Man, Lost in Yonkers, and The Best Years of Our Lives.
  • Headquarters of Procter & Gamble, Fifth Third Bank, Cintas uniforms, Sunny Delight, Totes, Kroger, and Macy's Department Stores
  • Known for Cincinnati Chili and Graeter’s Ice Cream

Well-known persons hailing from Cincinnati include:

  • Presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and William Howard Taft
  • Ted Turner, media mogul
  • Neil Armstrong, astronaut
  • Joseph Watkins, Watkins products
  • Henry Heimlich, developer of the Heimlich Maneuver
  • Albert Sabin, discoverer of oral polio vaccine
  • Bill Hemmer, news anchor
  • Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone
  • Doris Day and Rosemary Clooney, singers/actresses
  • Tyrone Power, actor
  • Roy Rogers, TV and movie cowboy
  • Steven Spielberg, director
  • Jerry Springer, talk show host and former mayor of Cincinnati
  • Stephen Foster, songwriter
  • Grandpa Jones, country/gospel singer from "Hee Haw"
  • Peter Framton, musician
  • Nick Lachey, singer
  • Andy Williams, singer
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe, author
  • Irvin Westheimer, found of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America