Introduction to Xenia, Ohio
Xenia was established in 1803 after John Paul purchased about 2,000 acres of land in this region. He also influenced the county commissioners to have the town seat located in this area. The name "Xenia," which means hospitality in Greek, was suggested by Rev. Robert Armstrong and approved through a ballot. The area was officially incorporated in 1817 and attained city-hood in 1834.
Xenia and Nearby Attractions
- Greene County Fairgrounds
- Xenia Golf Club
- Shawnee Run
- Sel Arnovitz Park
- African American Museum Association
- Historical Society of Greene County
Things To Do In Xenia
A walking or biking tour of Xenia is an inviting idea, as the city has preserved its history in the unique architecture of its neighborhoods. Xenia is also called "The Bicycle Capital of the Midwest" because of its extensive network of walking trails and bike paths, which pass through several miles of scenic views. The Greene Trails Cycling Classic is a popular annual event in which bicycling families from across the Midwest participate.
Air transportation is available from James M. Cox Dayton International Airport.
Xenia Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are available at Cedarville University, University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College.