Dick's Creek was named for Samuel Dick, who, with his family, emigrated to Ohio in 1790. He purchased a section of land (640 acres) adjoining the Butler County line in Warren County, lying at the headwaters of a creek. Along it he built a log cabin and the stream soon came to carry his name. He lived here only a few years. In 1801, when the government lands were opened west of the Great Miami River, Dick picked out a new section along Indian Creek, much of which had already been cleared by Indians for their crops. He moved there in 1802. The Dick's Creek area, however, was to experience rapid development, and some of its drainage area now is part of Middletown.