I never thought a question on the chalkboard at First Watch in Springdale would lead to so many anwers. And after listening to everybody’s answers- it’s clear that none of us should try out for a spot on the TV show “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?”
The actual location of the Seven Hills in Cincinnati started as a simple breakfast discussion (actually calling all our guessing as a discussion is a stretch) which turned into a group effort and ending with somewhat sketchy results.
After listing all the correct answers I double checked accuracy on the internet and according to the University of Cincinnati Library the Seven Hills of Cincinnati are:
I kept on digging and discovered a UC Medical School publication listing several additional “Hills” -12 in all:
It’s somewhat embarrassing when metro Cincinnati residents have trouble figuring what is real and what is historical in Cincinnati. The oldest source that I found was a reference in a 1853 edition of West American Review which listed the Seven Hills as:
So we have proven that several adults are definitely not smarter than fifth graders- but who knew there were so many variations of “Seven Hills”?
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