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Montgomery County, Ohio

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Page Contents for Dayton, Ohio

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Ohio state capital is Columbus.
The population of Dayton is approximately 182,044 (1990), 141527 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 80,370 (1990), 58404 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dayton is 142.453 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.272 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dayton to Washington DC is 411 miles.
The distance to the Ohio state capital is 70 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dayton is positioned 39.77 degrees north of the equator and 84.19 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Dayton elevation is 740 feet above sea level.


in southwestern Ohio northeast of Cincinnati.
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seasonal. A weather page for Dayton
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History & History Related Items

Dayton was named for General Jonathan Dayton.

The Oregon Historic District in Dayton Ohio

McPherson Town - historic district - founded in 1845.

Carillon Historical Park
"The Park with a Past"
See the history of the Miami Valley in buildings on the beautiful 65-acre site donated by Colonel and Mrs. Edward A. Deeds of Dayton.
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Dayton/Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau
1 Chamber Plaza, Suite A
Dayton, Ohio 45402-2400
Phones: 937 226-8211; 800 221-8234 (in OH); or 800 221 8235 (outside OH)

United States Air Force Museum, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-6518
1100 Spaatz St.
Dayton, OH 45433-7102
Phone: 937-255-3286

links in the Dayton area.

Dayton, Ohio is the birthplace of Aviation (The Wright Brothers).
The Automobile Starter (Kettering) as well as the cash register were invented here, among other noticeable things.

Wright Brothers Memorial
near Dayton
Phone: (937) 257-5886

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, Ohio
Phone: (937) 275-7431
Displays and interactive exhibitions, including a science lab, theater, discovery tower, Eco-Trek, interactive play areas and more.

Dayton Lasersphere
2606 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, Ohio 45414
Phone: 937-275-6656

Cox Arboretum
6733 Springboro Pike
Phone: (937) 434-9005
A 160 acre park with 1.5 miles of nature trails, a water garden, and other collections. The visitor's center has a library and special events throughout the year.

SunWatch Prehistoric Indian Village
2301 W. River Road
Dayton, Ohio
Phone: (937) 268-8199
Populated around 1210, SunWatch was a farming community of the Fort Ancient Indians. Today, SunWatch is an active archaeological site and reconstructed American Indian village. The annual Summerfest is celebrated the last weekend in July each year.

Five Rivers MetroParks
Serving the Greater Dayton Area
1375 E. Siebenthaler Ave.
Dayton, OH 45414
Phone: (937) 275-PARK

Learn more about Dayton on

Aviation Trail
22 S. Williams St.
Dayton, OH 45407-3235

Other attractions include the historic Victoria Theater, the Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton Art Institute, the Packard Car Museum and much more.
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Dayton City Government

The Official Dayton Homepage

Dayton City Manager
101 W 3rd St
Dayton OH 45402-1814
Phone: 937-443-3600
Dayton Mayor Office: 937-443-3636

Dayton Historical Events

1922, Oct 20
Freefall Parachute Jump
The first emergency freefall parachute jump ended in a grape arbor in the back yard of the still-standing house (1986) at 335 Troy St, Dayton, Ohio. The jump was made by McCook Field test pilot, Lt Harold H Harris, on Oct 20, 1922. Harris' airplane crashed three blocks away in the yard of a double house that once stood at 403 Valley Street. (a brief quotation from a Field Guide to Flight by Mary Ann Johnson with permission as stated in said book)
Submitted by Elmer K. Miller

Dayton Chamber

Dayton Chamber of Commerce
1 E 5th St., #200
Dayton, Ohio 45402-2403
Phone: 937-226-1444
Fax: 937-226-8254

Chamber of Commerce
1410 Miamisburg Centerville Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459-3802
Phone: 937-433-2032

Dayton Organizations

Dayton Chamber of Commerce
1 E 5th St., #200
Dayton, Ohio 45402-2403
Phone: 937-226-1444
Fax: 937-226-8254

Chamber of Commerce
1410 Miamisburg Centerville Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459-3802
Phone: 937-433-2032

Dayton Libraries

Montgomery County Law Library
41 N Perry St
Dayton OH 45402-1431
Phone: 937-225-4496

Dayton Public Library
2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
Dayton OH 45459-3735
Phone: 937-227-9523

Dayton Montgomery County Library
215 E 3rd St
Dayton OH 45402-2103
Phone: 937-227-9500

Dayton Schools

Catholic Schools Superintendent's Office
266 Bainbridge St
Dayton OH 45402-2208
Phone: 937-223-5151

Dayton Administrative Offices
111 E 4th St
Dayton OH 45402-2173
Phone: 937-228-0418

Dayton Christian High Schools
325 Homewood Ave
Dayton OH 45405-4330
Phone: 937-278-9645

Dayton City Schools Superintendent
348 W 1st St
Dayton OH 45402-3006
Phone: 937-461-3002
General Phone: 937-461-3000

Montgomery County Schools
1831 Harshman Rd
Dayton OH 45424-5019
Phone: 937-236-6684

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