Introduction to Celina, Ohio
The area now known as Celina was originally a swampy and wooded land. It was first settled in 1834. It derived its name from Salina, Ohio. However, the spelling was deliberately changed to avoid confusion. Oil and natural gas deposits were discovered in Celina around the 1880s. Soon after that, the population of Celina increased remarkably. Though it was a farming community in its initial years, a number of manufacturing establishments flourished in Celina during the 20th century. Celina became the largest city of Mercer County in 2000.
Celina and nearby Attractions
- Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
- Mercer County Historical Museum
- Fort Recovery State Memorial
- The Bicycle Museum of America
- Fort Amanda
- Wilderness Trail Museum
Things To Do In Celina
In Celina, you can spend your leisure at the Aquatic Creations. The local parks include Mercelina Park, Eastview Park, Westview Park, and Shore Park. You can also plan a family day trip to the Celina Main Street Commercial Historic District. The Celina Friends Church, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bethany Evangelical United Brethren Church, and Saint Paul’s Methodist Church are also worth visiting. Shopping and other entertainment opportunities are provided by the Harts Shopping Center and Plaza Shopping Center.
The nearest international airport is James M. Cox Dayton International Airport.
Celina Higher Education
Wright State University - Lake Campus is the local university. Other colleges and universities offering higher educational facilities include Ohio Northern University and Sinclair Community College.