Introduction to Eaton, Ohio
William Bruce established the city of Eaton in 1806. It was named in honor of General William Eaton, the U.S. Consul at Tunis. A number of streets in Eaton were named in honor of Barbary Wars heroes. In 1859, Eaton lost thirteen primary business establishments in a fire.
Eaton and Nearby Attractions
- Wayne County Historical Museum
- Miamisburg Mound
- Sycamore State Park
- Splash Moraine
- McMaze Indiana
- Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
Things To Do In Eaton
Some of the museums near Eaton are the Piqua Historical Museum, Carillton Historical Park and the Muncie Children's Museum. Sycamore State Park and Hueston Woods State Park offer opportunities for recreation. There are several places of historical importance near Eaton including the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, the Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village and Fort Ancient. Splash Moraine waterpark, an attraction near the city, has waterslides, a lazy river and a wave pool. Festivals and events held in the city include Preble County Pork Festival and the Preble County Fair.
James M Cox Dayton International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Eaton Higher Education
Miami University of Ohio, Indiana University East, Earlham College and Ivy Tech Community College - Whitewater are colleges close to the city.