Introduction to Carlisle, Ohio
A group of East Coast settlers arrived in the late 1700s and established a community known as the "Jersey Settlement." In the early 1800s, James Tapscott donated land to Baptists who founded the Tapscott Church. Soon afterward, the community became an important railroad stop. George B. Carlisle bought land in the area and platted the community in the mid 19th century. Eventually, the community adopted the name "Carlisle" and was officially incorporated in 1958.
Carlisle and Nearby Attractions
- Carillon Historical Park
- U.S. Air Force Museum
- Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village
- Sycamore State Park
- Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
Things To Do In Carlisle
The 65-acre outdoor museum, Carillon Historical Park, is near Carlisle and includes more than 20 exhibit buildings. The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is an interactive science museum, while Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park commemorates the legacy of Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village, Paul Lawrence Dunbar House, Miamisburg Mound and Fort Ancient are other places of historical interest within 20 miles of the village. The Caesar Creek State Park, spread across more than 10,000 acres of land, features several lakes, campgrounds and nature trails. 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.
Carlisle Higher Education
Colleges close to Carlisle are Miami University - Hamilton, Sinclair Community College, Wright State University and University of Dayton.