Introduction to Tipp City, Ohio
Tipp City History
Tipp City, which was founded in 1840 as Tippecanoe City, was named after the nickname of William Henry Harrison, a Presidential candidate. His nickname "Tippecanoe" was itself derived from the heroism he portrayed at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. The name was later abbreviated as Tipp City by the US Postal Service. The city, which was developed along the Miami and Erie Canal, eventually merged with Hyattsville, a contiguous village. In the 20th century the vibrance of the city returned with the development of Interstate 75 and US Highway 25.
Tipp City and Nearby Attractions
- Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
- Splash Moraine
- Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
- Old Tippecanoe Main Street Historic District
- Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
- John Bryan State Park
Things To Do In Tipp City
Numerous parks are located in Tipp City including Veterans Memorial Park, Canal Lock Park and Kyle Park, all of which have picnic tables, bike trails, playgrounds and fishing ponds. Some of the larger parks nearby are Sycamore State Park, Englewood MetroPark and John Bryan State Park. Museums include the U.S. Air Force Museum, the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center and Piqua Historical Museum. A well known historic site nearby is Dayton Aviaition Heritage National Historical Park, which commemorates the work of Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Orville and Wilbur Wright.
Tipp City Transportation
Flights are available from James M Cox Dayton International Airport.
Tipp City Higher Education
Sinclair Community College, the University of Dayton and Wright State University are located near Tipp City