Goat Hill, according to George Crout, was "fit only for goats." He wrote: "Those who travel Todhunter Road, once known as Hill Road, recall the steepest hill being just west of Cincinnati-Dayton Road," southeast of Middletown. "In days past, it was known as Goat Hill," he wrote in an Aug. 26, 2000, column in the Middletown Journal. "As automobiles were becoming popular in the early 1900s, the hill became a challenge to the Model T Ford and other cars, hoping to make it on high, or make it just at all. Other test hills were the West Middletown (Heno) Hill, and the ultimate, Fort Ancient Hill" in Warren County. In the Hamilton area, the favorite test hill was Eaton Road Hill.