Three settlements between the Little Miami and Great Miami Rivers along the shores of the Ohio River formed what we know now as the city of Cincinnati. Arthur St. Clair in 1790 gave the name of Cincinnati to the new settlement in honor of the Society of Cincinnati, of which he was the president. Cincinnati gets its name from a Roman general and dictator named Cincinnatus. Cincinnati was also nicknamed Porkopolis because it was the country’s chief hog packing center. In modern day, the Cincinnati Reds are the city’s favorite sports team. Best known for the Big Red Machine era of baseball dominance. Pete Rose is still considered the city’s greatest sports hero. Today Cincinnati is known for its food, especially their German cuisine. A large German population helps propels the city’s Oktober-Fest as the third largest in the world!