Introduction to Sidney, Ohio
The present day City of Sidney was named after a renowned poet and member of British Parliament, Sir Philip Sidney. Charles Starrett donated the land which was originally the hunting ground of the Miami and Shawnee Indian nations. Over time, the area was developed as agricultural lands. Sidney was connected with other trade centers in Ohio between 1825 and 1837, after the completion of the Miami - Erie Canal. Sidney was incorporated in 1834 as a village. Later in 1897, it was reincorporated as a city. It is the birthplace of Paul Lauterbur, the famous scientist and Nobel Prize winner.
Sidney and Nearby Attractions
- Blackson Picnic Grove
- Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
- Bicycle Museum of America
- Kiser Lake State Park
- Piqua Historical Area
- Piqua Historical Museum
Things To Do In Sidney
Sidney has approximately 14 parks and playgrounds. In addition, the city offers a municipal swimming pool, soccer complex, baseball complex and a softball complex. At Tawawa Park you can enjoy a family picnic amidst the nature. You can also enjoy the unusual architectures of the city including the 1877 Gothic revival Monumental Building, the 1918 early-modern People's Federal Savings and Loan Association, designed by Louis Sullivan, and the 1877 Gothic revival Monumental Building.
International air transportation is available from James M Cox Dayton International Airport.
Sidney Higher Education
Wittenberg University, University of Dayton, Ohio Northern University, Sinclair Community College and other colleges and universities provide facilities for higher studies.