Tipp City, Ohio
In 1840 John Clark founded Tippecanoe City on the banks of the thriving Miami-Erie Canal, taking the name from William Henry Harrison's presidential campaign slogan, Tippecanoe and Tyler Too! The name was shortened years later to Tipp City.
Tipp City's location 30 minutes north of Dayton in Miami County provides the perfect tie between small town charm and big city convenience. Many of the shops in the downtown area are the original structures, 89 of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. These footprints from the past are still felt today in the rich architectural heritage that is passionately preserved by a restoration board which regulates exterior improvements and new construction in the historic district. There are also many attractive homes, rich in historical value, for those who enjoy the architecture of earlier eras. While the amenities of urban society are plentiful, the community's quiet personality is carefully preserved for a superior quality of life.
I-75 and Route 571are the primary routes in and out of Tipp City. I-70 is just six miles away. Dayton International Airport is 10 miles away.
Miami Valley Hospital North in nearby Englewood provides accessible health care services. The Northmont Medical Center is available 7 days a week, no appointment necessary. Dettmer Hospital, Stouder Memorial Hospital, and Upper Valley Medical Center are nearby in Troy.
Tipp City has two major shopping districts - the historic downtown area where an eclectic array of gifts, antiques and the unusual are side by side with neighborhood services. Tipp City Plaza at the I-75 and 571 interchange has a range of fast food, banking, movie rental and other service needs.
Concentrating on Tipp City and Monroe Township, Tippecanoe-Monroe-Bethel Historical Museum and its research archives illustrate the change and growth of the community. The museum is located a short distance from the Tippecanoe National Register Historical District. Begun in the fall of 1958 to showcase fields of mums growing on the edge of town, Tipp City Mum Festival is Miami County’s oldest festival. Over the years, it has grown from a single day with a parade to events covering several days in the month of September.
Canoeing is a summer time pleasure for residents, as well as challenging themselves on one of five local golf courses, and the many activities at the busy city park and pool. Charleston Falls Preserve’s 169 natural acres featuring easy access boardwalks, 37’ waterfall, hiking trails, cross-country skiing, limestone cave, and observation tower offer something for everyone.
There are several parks in Tipp City to enjoy. The "City Park" has a roundhouse, 3 shelters, football/soccer fields, playground areas and the Tippecanoe Family Aquatic Center featuring three pools, two water slides and a spray area. "Kyle Park" has 280 acres and is near South First Street. The "Canal Lock Park" is in downtown Tipp City on E. Main Street and has a bike path, benches and picnic tables. At the north end of the city is the "Nature Center" with a scenic river overlook, ponds, walking//biking path. The "Veterans Memorial Park" is a monument tribute with a gazebo.