Introduction to New Carlisle, Ohio
New Carlisle, Ohio, in Clark county, is 11 miles W of Springfield, Ohio (center to center) and 54 miles W of Columbus, Ohio. The city is located in the Dayton - Springfield metropolitan area. New Carlisle has a population of 5,735.
New Carlisle History
New Carlisle, which was founded in 1810, was named after Carlisle in Pennsylvania. It had been formerly named Monroe. General Frederick Funston was born in New Carlisle, and the notorious John Dillinger was known to have committed his first bank robbery in Carlisle. The bank is still present today, but is now occupied by 'The Candle House', a candle store.
New Carlisle and Nearby Attractions
- Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
- Troy-Hayner Cultural Center
- Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
- Kiser Lake State Park
- Springfield Museum of Art
- Splash Moraine
Things To Do In New Carlisle
For fishing, picnicking and other fun activities, parks like Carriage Hill MetroPark, John Bryan State Park, and Smith Park may be visited. Among the museums located near the city are Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm, Trapshooting Hall of Fame, and the U.S. Air Force Museum. Carillon Historical Park is a 65-acre outdoor museum, which houses the 1905 Wright Flyer III. A trip may be planned to Splash Moraine water park which features water slides, a lazy river, and several other fun rides.
New Carlisle Transportation
James M Cox Dayton International Airport is the closest major airport.
New Carlisle Higher Education
Some of the colleges near New Carlisle are Wittenberg University, Sinclair Community College, University of Dayton, and Cedarville University.