Aviva Blog Directory » Local & Global » North America » United States » Ohio » Wyoming

The city of Wyoming, Ohio, is situated in Hamilton County in the Mill Creek Valley. At the turn of the 19th century, settlers in the territory forged the Springfield Pike, a route which goes through what is now Wyoming. Once the Miami & Erie Canal was completed in adjacent Lockland during the late 1820s, industry grew there, and many Lockland factory owners settled in Wyoming. When the Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railroad came through in 1851 the population grew further. In 1861, Colonel Robert Reily called a meeting in his house where the attendees discussed naming the growing village. They settled on the name Wyoming, after they decided that their village reminded them of a place called Wyoming in Pennsylvania. Wyoming became a village in 1874, and in 1949, it was officially made a city.

Regular Blogs