Introduction to Dayton, Kentucky
Dayton, Kentucky, in Campbell county, is located 3 miles S of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Cincinnati metropolitan area.
Dayton was formed in the year 1867 by the merger of two communities, Brooklyn and Jamestown. The city was named after Dayton, Ohio which was founded in 1803. Dayton has a beach, popularly known as the "Manhattan Bathing Beach." Laws were formulated to prohibit nude swimming in River Ohio during the daylight hours. Laws were also made to prohibit dogs from running loose. Violators of these laws were made to charge a penalty. The city was much affected by the floods of 1884, 1913 and 1937.
Dayton and nearby Attractions
- Fort Ancient
- Grant Birthplace
- Stowe House
- Behringer - Crawford Museum
- Dinsmore Homestead
Things To Do In Dayton
One can enjoy the facilities offered by the Big Bone Lick State Park, Little Miami State Park, Caesar Creek State Park, and Miami Whitewater Forest. Miami Whitewater Forest also has a picturesque lake that is spread across an area of around 85 acres. Visitors interested in wild life can take a trip to Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Newport Aquarium is another major tourist attraction.
Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International is the nearest international airport.
Dayton Higher Education
Xavier University, University of Cincinnati - Main Campus, and University of Cincinnati - Raymond Walters College are among the educational institutions providing higher educational facilities.