Introduction to Kenton, Ohio
The city of Kenton, which was named in honor of Simon Kenton, a frontiersman, was incorporated as a village in 1845. In 1886, it was incorporated as a city. Kenton was the agricultural trade center in its early days, but the city witnessed industrial development in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Kenton and Nearby Attractions
- Indian Lake State Park
- Organette House Mechanical Music Museum
- Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
- Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve
- Six Flags Wyandot Lake
Things To Do In Kenton
Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve, spread over 500 acres of wooded land, is situated in Kenton. Murray Park, Wharton Park, Glendale Park, and Pioneer Park are several parks in Kenton, where activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, and picnicking are available. Organette House Mechanical Music Museum and Indian Mill are popular museums near the city. Places of historic significance nearby include Lockington Locks, Harding Home, Piqua Historical Area, and Fort Amanda.
Port Columbus International Airport is a major airport near the city.
Kenton Higher Education
Ohio Northern University, Bluffton College, Ohio State University - Marion, and Ohio Wesleyan University are located near Kenton.