Introduction to Brookville, Ohio
Brookville, Ohio, in Montgomery county, is 12 miles NW of Dayton, Ohio (center to center) and 46 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio. The village is in the Dayton - Springfield metropolitan area and has a population of 5,289.
Warren Estabrook established a general store in 1832, which led to the formation of a community. In 1844, the Wolf Creek Turnpike, connecting Brookville and Dayton, was constructed and resulted in further growth of the community. Rail construction had begun by 1848, and soon after, housing developments and businesses began to grow and prosper. Jacob Frees surveyed and platted the land on April 13, 1850, and The Dayton and Greenville Railroad Company officially opened in June, 1852. A post office was established in 1855, and the village of Brookville was incorporated on September 9, 1874. The city charter for Brookville became effective on January 1, 1979.
Brookville and Nearby Attractions
- Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
- United States Air Force Museum
- Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village
- Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
- Hueston Woods State Park
Things To Do In Brookville
The United States Air Force Museum is an aircraft gallery displaying more than 300 aircrafts and missiles. The Carriage Hill Metro Park Farm, occupying almost 1,000 acres, is a historical farm depicting the rural life of the 19th century. It also includes a reserve which offers facilities for hiking, fishing, picnicking, and horseback riding. Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Fort Jefferson, and Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, are some of the other museums and historic sites near Brookville. The city is also home to several parks like the Golden Gate Park, Westbrook Park, Ward Park, and Gruening Park.
The closest major airport is James M Cox Dayton International Airport.
Brookville Higher Education
Sinclair Community College, Wright State University, and University of Dayton are some of the colleges near Brookville.