Introduction to Piqua, Ohio
Piqua, Ohio, in Miami county, is 26 miles N of Dayton, Ohio (center to center) and 67 miles W of Columbus, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Dayton - Springfield metropolitan area.
The Native Americans were the original inhabitants of Piqua. The first settlement began in 1747 at a fort called Fort Pickawillany. During 1780 it was two separate communities, the Upper Piqua and the Lower Piqua. By 1800 it became one single community and was named as Piqua. It derived its name from a Shawnee Indian phrase meaning "He has risen from the ashes." In 1807, Piqua was officially incorporated. It was home of the first nuclear power plant that was municipally owned.
Piqua and Nearby Attractions
- Kiser Lake State Park
- Piqua Historical Museum
- Lockington Locks
- Piqua Historical Area State Memorial
- Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Things To Do In Piqua
You can visit the Piqua Industrial Park and the Interstate 75 Industrial Park. Leisure may also be spent at Kiser Lake State Park, Lake Loramie State Park, Hickory Hill Lakes, Piqua Low Head Reservoir and Echo Lake. There are several churches in the city including Liberty Baptist Church, Piqua Church of the Brethren, Piqua Wesleyan Church and Piqua Temple of Seekers of Light.
International flight is available from James M Cox Dayton International Airport.
Piqua Higher Education
The local college is Edison State Community College. Sinclair Community College, University Of Dayton and Wright State University - Main Campus are also nearby.