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The city was named for John Denham, a British surveyor who visited the area in 1811. The area has been known as Amite Springs, Hill's Springs, and Denham Springs. The city was named for John Denham (1773–1847), a British surveyor who visited the area in 1811. He had served with General Sir Ralph Abercromby at Alexandria during the Egyptian campaign of 1798-99 and then became Surveyor General of Lower Canada from 1800 to 1812 when he retired on half pay due to ill health. In his retirement years he lived near Bath where his son William Henry Denham (1809-1884) invented an improved type of steam locomotive boiler which is still used today. His other son George Samuel Dennam (1797-?) also became an engineer but died young after being involved with Brunel on railway projects including Box Tunnel and Maidenhead Railway Bridge over River Thames.