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Dayton, KY (One of our sites for PTT 2011)

Two communities, Jamestown and Brooklyn, merged in 1867 and were renamed Dayton. Jamestown was incorporated March 1st, 1848. According to the state charter, the founding fathers were James Berry, James McArthur & Henry Walker. Berry was a nephew of James Taylor Jr., founder of Newport, Kentucky. Suggested names for the new city included Crescent, Berryville, North Point & Campbleton among others. A newspaper account in 1866 stated the name selected was “Dayton” in honor of Dayton, OH that was founded in 1803.

With its rich heritage and architectural homes and churches over 6,000 people live, play and work in Dayton. Visitors from all over the region enjoy exploring this river city community that features shops, restaurants, beautifully landscaped parks, and a two mile walking path overlooking the Ohio River. In addition, a new community center will be built in the heart of downtown Dayton.