Introduction to Oakwood, Ohio
Oakwood was officially incorporated in 1908. It was initially farmland, but after a disastrous flood that destroyed most of downtown Dayton, the property of Oakwood was largely advertized for real estate investment. Growth took place rapidly and by 1930, the population of the village topped 6,000. In 1908, Oakwood was incorporated as a city. Orville Wright was one of the city's early inhabitants, and his home, Hawthorn Hill, is still present.
Oakwood and Nearby Attractions
- Newport Aquarium
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
- Caesar Creek State Park
- Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village
- National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center
- Trapshooting Hall of Fame
Things To Do In Oakwood
Shafor Park, Fairridge Park and Orchardly Park are situated in Oakwood. Historic sites located near the city include Miamisburg Mound, the Paul Lawrence Dunbar House and Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. Splash Moraine is a waterpark that has exciting fun rides for everyone. Carriage Hill Metro Park features a historical farm and nature area as well as fishing spots, picnic areas and hiking trails. Museums include Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.
James M Cox Dayton International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Oakwood Higher Education
The nearest colleges to Oakwood include the University of Dayton, Sinclair Community College, Cedarville University and Wilmington College.