Introduction to Union, Ohio
Union, Ohio is 11 miles NW of Dayton, Ohio (center to center) and 51 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is in Montgomery county. The city, which is part of the Dayton - Springfield metro area, has a population of 5,574.
The first settlers, who arrived in the late 1700s, established an agricultural community in 1806. Daniel Razor and David Hoover named the area "Union" in 1816. Union soon had numerous budding commercial businesses. The turbine wheel was first created in this city. In the mid-1800s, the Dayton-Covington-Piqua Toll Road was established, and Union was incorporated as a city in 1982. It is now part of Montgomery and Miami Counties.
Union and Nearby Attractions
- Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village
- Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
- Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm
- Piqua Historical Area
- Englewood MetroPark
- Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
Things To Do In Union
The interactive science museum, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, was created by the merger of the Children's Museum of Dayton, and the Dayton Museum of Natural History. Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, which commemorates the legacy of Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar, is close to Union. The city also offers easy access to the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Trapshooting Hall of Fame, Piqua Historical Area, Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village, Fort Jefferson, and Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm. The 1,700-acre Englewood MetroPark provides amenities for horseback riding, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and canoeing. Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark, and Splash Moraine water park are other popular places to visit in the area.
James M Cox Dayton International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Union Higher Education
Colleges close to Union are Sinclair Community College, University of Dayton, and Wright State University.