OH, at the confluence of the Great Miami, Mad, and Stillwater
rivers, is the gem of the Buckeye State. Founded in 1796 on the
banks of the Great Miami River, today Dayton currently is
surrounded by 17 suburban cities, spans 8 counties and it's
rolling hills and green pastures call 1,231,940 people home.
and Reynolds, Delphi, Mead, Lexus Nexus, NCR, Standard Register,
Iams, and 1500 other manufacturing firms call Ohio's sixth
largest city home. Dayton is built on the past, yet looks into
the future as the inventors capital of the world. The Wright B
Flyer (the world's first successful airplane) was invented in
Dayton. In addition, the cash register, the parking meter, the
pop top/pull top beverage can, the parachute, the movie
projector and theatre, and 50 other significant inventions were
home to the country's largest Air Force museum, Wright-Patterson
Air Force Base, the Aviation Hall of Fame, hosts the United
States Air and Trade Show (the nation's largest) every
year, and is in preparation of the upcoming 100th
anniversary "Celebration of Flight" in 2003. In
addition, Dayton IS the nation's largest 90
minute air market, reaching nearly 55% of the nation's
population and 50% of Canada's population within 90 minutes of
air travel time. With all this, Dayton is easily the
aviation capital of the world.
Lawrence Dumbar, Erma Bombeck, the Wright Bros., and many others
call Dayton home. We honor these famous sons and daughters in
the Dayton Walk of Fame, at the Dayton International Airport.
Dayton is home to many neighborhoods; the Oregon District, St.
Anne's Hill, Wright-Dumbar, and others cast a sense of
renaissance in this corner of Ohio. These neighborhoods are a
sense of serenity while the busy interstates and sports teams
are for the fast-paced.
city of our past, a city for our future...