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Xenia (Pronounced: Zeen-ya) is a city in Southwest Ohio, near Dayton.


Xenia is the county seat of Greene County Ohio and was founded in 1803. The name stems from the Greek word for hospitality, and is the largest city in the United States whose name begins with the letter X with over 26,000 residents as of 2017.

Visitor information[edit]

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Map of Xenia

By car[edit]

Xenia is connected by US 35, US 42, and US 68.

By bike[edit]

All of the following bike paths connect at Xenia Station, and are part of the Ohio to Erie Trail project.

  • 1 Little Miami Bike Trail (Little Miami Scenic Trail). A 50-mile (80-km) trail, which can be used by runners, hikers, bicyclists, and roller bladers. Heads north to Yellow Springs and then to Springfield. At Springfield it connects with the Simon Kenton Trail which goes to Urbana and the Buck Creek Senic Trail which goes to Springfield parks. Going south, the trail passes through Spring Valley, Corwin near Waynesville, Morrow, South Lebanon, the outskirts of Mason, Loveland, Milford, Newtown, and ends at the edge of Cincinnati near the Cincinnati municipal airport. Little Miami Scenic Trail (Q6650935) on Wikidata Little Miami Scenic Trail on Wikipedia
  • 2 Prairie Grass Trail. Goes northeast to Cedarville and then to South Charleston where it is interrupted by a few blocks of local roads before continuing to London. From London it is possible to connect to the Roberts Pass trail a few blocks away, which eventually merges into the Camp Chase trail and ends in Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park in suburban Columbus.
  • 3 Creekside Trail. Goes north to Beavercreek, then splits north to the Mad River Recreation Trail and the downtown core of Dayton, and south to the Iron Horse Trail which leads to suburban Dayton. Creekside Trail (Q99928367) on Wikidata
  • 4 Jamestown Connector Bikeway. Connects to Jamestown Ohio, and from there goes on to Rosemoor, which is close to the intersection of I71, US35, and SR435 where there are some shopping outlets.

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  • A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 starts at 3:10PM local time and lasts 90 sec. The chances of a clear sky are 35%. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico and Texas to Ohio, then along the Canada–New England border.

In Xenia[edit]

  • 1 Xenia Station, 150 Miami Avenue. 1998 replica of Xenia's 1880s brick railroad station. Now the hub for a number of rail trails. Has car parking, restrooms, a preserved railroad caboose, and a splash pad. Xenia Station (Q8043486) on Wikidata Xenia Station on Wikipedia
  • 2 Greene County Courthouse. A historic courthouse with a large clocktower. Greene County Courthouse (Q5603847) on Wikidata Greene County Courthouse (Ohio) on Wikipedia
  • 3 McDonald Farm. A historic farm that was once provided the highest quality limestone in the state. The farm helped provide stone for the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. McDonald Farm (Q6800902) on Wikidata McDonald Farm (Xenia, Ohio) on Wikipedia
  • 4 Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home. A historic orphanage built to help heal the wounded after the American Civil War, the orphanage only ceased to function in 1997. It now houses Christian ministries such as Athletes in Action. Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home (Q14716766) on Wikidata Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home on Wikipedia

In Wilberforce[edit]

Wilberforce is a small community next to Xenia. Named after William Wilberforce who helped abolish the slave trade in the British empire, this community was an important stop on the Underground Railroad.


A bike trail in Xenia
Shawnee Park

Activities and Events[edit]

  • 1 Skydive Greene County, 177 South Monroe-Siding Rd (Green County Incorporated Airport), +1 937-372-0700, . Hours (weather permitting): Sa Su 8AM-8PM; M-F 8:30AM-8PM. Reservations recommended. $250/person; group, cash, college and military discounts.
  • 2 Greene County Fair. $6 for an entry ticket (Ages 10 and up). Greene County Fair (Q111383668) on Wikidata
  • 3 Dayton Hamvention (Greene County Fairgrounds), +1 937-276-6930, . May. One of the largest HAM radio conventions in the world, typically with over 20,000 guests in attendance. $22 general admission. Dayton Hamvention (Q5243536) on Wikidata Dayton Hamvention on Wikipedia
  • Kevin Sonnycalb Fireworks Festival (KSFireworks). Around the 4th of July. A fireworks festival that includes shows, activities, and live music.
  • Xenia Hometown Christmas. Late November. A Christmas festival that includes a visit from Santa Claus, horse drawn cartridge rides, train rides, live music, and games. Carriage rides are $3 a person, or $5 for a couple.


  • 4 Shawnee Park, 591 S Park Dr. A park with a nice pond and picnic pavilions.
  • 5 Sol Arnivitz Park, 436 Towler Rd. A park with a disk golf course, trails, and fishing.




  • 1 Buck and Ear, 124 Xenia Towne Square, +1 937 372-0303. Has these little potato things you can dip in some sauce while you people-watch inside or on the patio.
  • Devil Wind Brewing Company. Tu-Th 4PM-10PM, F 4PM-midnight, Sa noon-midnight, Su noon-8PM.




Go next[edit]

Routes through Xenia
DaytonBeavercreek  W  E  Washington Court HouseChillicothe
CincinnatiWaynesville ← Jct W  W  E  LondonDelaware
SpringfieldYellow Springs  N  S  WilmingtonLexington

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