Welcome to the Birthplace of Aviation
Dayton is the sixth-largest city in the state of Ohio and is the county seat of Montgomery County. In the 2010 census, the population was 141,527, and the Dayton metropolitan area had 799,232 residents, making it Ohio’s fourth-largest metropolitan area. The Dayton-Springfield-Greenville Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,080,044 in 2010, making it the 43rd-largest in the United States. Dayton is within Ohio’s Miami Valley region, just north of the Cincinnati–Northern Kentucky metropolitan area.
History: Dayton was founded on April 1, 1796, by 12 settlers known as “The Thompson Party.” They traveled in March from Cincinnati up the Great Miami River by pirogueand landed at what is now St. Clair Street, where they found two small camps of Native Americans. Ohio was admitted into the Union in 1803, and the city of Dayton was incorporated in 1805. The city was named after Jonathan Dayton, a captain in the American Revolutionary War who signed the U.S. Constitution and owned a significant amount of land in the area. In 1827, construction on the Dayton-Cincinnati canal began, which would provide a better way to transport goods from Dayton to Cincinnati and contribute significantly to Dayton’s economic growth during the 1800s.
Economy: Besides a center for manufacturers, suppliers and shippers, Dayton also hosts significant research and development in fields like industrial, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering that have led to many technological innovations including the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Other than defense and aerospace, healthcare accounts for much of the Dayton area’s economy. Hospitals in the Greater Dayton area have an estimated combined employment of nearly 32,000 and a yearly economic impact of $6.8 billion
Recognition: In 2011, Dayton was rated the No. 3 city in the nation out of the top 50 cities in the United States by HealthGrades for excellence in health care. Many hospitals in the Dayton area are consistently ranked by Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and HealthGrades for clinical excellence. In 2008, 2009, and 2010, Site Selection magazine ranked Dayton the No. 1 mid-sized metropolitan area in the nation for economic development. Also in 2010, Dayton was named one of the best places in the United States for college graduates to find a job.
Culture: Known as The Birthplace of Aviation and so much more!, Dayton is home to the Wright Brothers, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, the Wright family mansion Hawthorn Hill, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum and the state’s most visited free tourist attraction!), and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratories are developing the latest in aerospace technology.
Accessible, affordable, Dayton/Montgomery County offers world-class attractions, diverse accommodations, fantastic arts and culture performances, beautiful parks with bike and recreation trails, a variety of sporting venues and events, plus fabulous shopping and dining. Dayton is an outstanding destination for meetings, conventions, reunions, youth and amateur sports tournaments, events and the leisure traveler.
- City of Dayton
- Five Rivers MetroParks
- EasyPark Downtown Dayton
- Downtown Dayton
- Dayton Metro Library
- Dayton International Airport
Things to Do in Dayton OH:
- Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Dayton Local
- Wright-Patterson National Museum of the US Air Force
- Dayton Art Institute
- Dayton Daily News
- WDTN News
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