Named for the Greek concept of hospitality, Xenia, Ohio is a friendly area just east of Dayton, Ohio. The township was founded in 1805 and covers 40.4 square miles. With less than 10,000 people, it is a nicely rural area with easy access to the big city.
Xenia, Ohio History
There are several interesting historical events that took place in Xenia Township. One of the villages, Camp Lowe was a Civil War training camp. Goes Station was home to a powder mill. The shock was felt fourteen miles away in Dayton when the mill exploded om March 1, 1886. Local destruction was incredible. It was also a depot on the Springfield and Xenia Railroad.
Oldtown or Old Chillicothe is possibly the oldest settlement in Green County. It was a Shawnee Indian Village. The residents burnt it before General Clarke’s forces arrived to take the village in 1780. There are also Indian mounds in the area. Tawawa Springs was home to a spa popular with wealthy landowners in the area. When the springs dried up, the spa went out of business. Tawawa was also the first home of Wilberforce University.
Perhaps the most historic village in Xenia Township is Wilberforce. This area was once a Shawnee and Ottawa village. Named for an English abolitionist, it become home to Wilberforce University.
Wilberforce is a private, co-ed historically black university. Its affiliation is with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Wilberforce is the first African American owned and operated college. It was incorporated in 1863. Payne Theological Seminary is an offshoot of Wilberforce University.
In 1887, Central State University spun off from Wilberforce University. Initially, it offered teacher training and industrial arts. It now offers degrees through four colleges: Education; Science and Engineering; Business; and Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. As a land grant university, Central State University has a STEM-Ag focus.
Xenia Township Homes
Xenia offers a large selection. Build your own on one of the many lots. Choose a home in a planned neighborhood, Find an older home with lots of personality. There are even executive style homes in the $750K range. No matter what you want, you’ll probably find it in Xenia.
Xenia, Ohio Schools
Xenia Community Schools offers education from Step Up to Quality rated pre-K to high school, plus a virtual academy. According to their website, XCS offers technology courses, gifted programming, advanced courses, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programming. They have updated core subjects with new curricula and resources and have seen increases in 16 of 23 tested areas.
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