Miamitown got its original name - Miami - from the West Miami tribe of Shawnee Indians who had hunted in the region in the 1700s. Arthur Henrie a nephew of Revolutionary War hero Patrick Henry, laid out the town over what had been an orchard. He sold the first lot to Jacob Herrider in 1816...http://www.cincinnativiews.net/suburban_buildings.htm
Source: W H Venable; A S Dudley; D Thew Wright; Dudley Ward Rhodes; et al
History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio : their past and present, including early settlement and development, antiquarian researches, their aboriginal history, pioneer history, political organization, agricultural, mining and manufacturing interests, a history of the city, villages and townships, religious, educational, social, military and political history, statistics, biographies and portraits of pioneers and representative citizens, etc.
Cincinnati: S.B. Nelson & Co., 1894, 1319 pgs.
Pg 460-461 VILLAGES
"Miamitown was founded in 1816 by Arthur Henry. At the time of the survey and sale of lots the site was an apple orchard, and the only house thereon was a log structure near the present location of the Methodist church. Henry built the flour-mill and brick house adjacent, in which he resided and kept a store. He also operated the mill and a distillery. James Chambers kept a hotel at the large frame house now the residence of his son. Opposite this was another public house, and both enjoyed ample patronage. Formerly the pike passed between these two houses and ascended the hill at the west. A Mr. Dees and Charles Eatherton kept the second hotel mentioned, at an early date. A Mr. Graham was the first blacksmith. Jacob Herrider was a cooper and prosecuted this industry quite extensively. It was he who purchased the first lot that was sold after the survey of the town. Subsequently he bought the mill established by Henry and operated it for a term of years; he also built the present sawmill....