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  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Piqua,_OhioPiqua, Ohio - Wikipedia

    Piqua was incorporated as a town by the Ohio General Assembly in 1823. During the war of 1812, Piqua was a waystation for men and supplies moving north. In 1819, a land office was established in Piqua which facilitated its growth. Piqua developed along with construction of the Miami and Erie Canal between 1825 and 1845. Rossville

  2. Piqua (/ ˈ p ɪ k w ə / PIK-wə) is a city in Miami County, southwest Ohio, United States, 27 miles north of Dayton. The population was 20,522 at the 2010 census . [1]

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    • History
    • Flood of 1913
    • 'Atomic City'
    • Historic Fort Piqua Plaza, Hotel and Library
    • Road and Railroad Access
    • Geography
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    Etymology

    The word 'Piqua' is be­lieved to be de­rived from a Shawnee lan­guage phrase: Othath-He-Waugh-Pe-Qua, trans­lated as "He has risen from the ashes," re­lated to a leg­end of the peo­ple. It be­came as­so­ci­ated with the Pekowi, one of the five di­vi­sions of the Shawnee peo­ple, who were even­tu­ally known as the Piqua.

    Fort and trading post

    In 1749, Fort Pick­aw­illany was con­structed by the British to pro­tect their trad­ing post at a Miami vil­lage of the same name. It was lo­cated at the con­flu­ence of Lo­ramie Creek and the Great Miami River. (The pre­sent city of Piqua de­vel­oped about a mile to the south­west). In 1752 Charles de Langlade, an Odawa war chief of par­tial French Cana­dian de­scent, at­tacked the fort. He led more than 240 Odawa and Ojibwe war­riors al­lied with French forces against the British and the Mi...

    Settlement and incorporation

    The first Eu­ro­pean set­tlers ar­rived in 1798, after the sign­ing of the Treaty of Greenville end­ing the North­west In­dian Warand open­ing much of Ohio to set­tle­ment. In 1807 the vil­lage, con­sist­ing of seven houses, was sur­veyed by Arm­strong Bran­don, a sol­dier under Gen. An­thony Wayne, and named Wash­ing­ton. It was about a mile south­west of the old In­dian vil­lages of Piqua. By 1816 the Shawnee vil­lage of Piqua had been long aban­doned; the state leg­is­la­ture, act­ing on c...

    Piqua was one of the cities that suf­fered se­vere flood­ing dur­ing the Great Day­ton Floodof 1913. Piqua is nes­tled in a sweep­ing "S" bend of the Miami River and ex­pe­ri­enced reg­u­lar flood­ing be­fore the "Great Flood of 1913." A cup­board door on a home on East Water Street, just up from the river shows the var­i­ous heights of water in that home. *The 1913 flood was marked in the mid­dle of an up­stairs window.

    Piqua was home to the first mu­nic­i­pally op­er­ated nu­clear power plant, the Piqua Nu­clear Gen­er­at­ing Sta­tion. It op­er­ated from 1962 to 1966, lead­ing to Piqua being nick­named "The Atomic City." This major demon­stra­tion pro­ject was a fail­ure. The United States Atomic En­ergy Com­mis­sion(now US De­part­ment of En­ergy) bought out the con­tract with the City of Piqua, in order to ter­mi­nate the op­er­a­tions early. Dur­ing this pe­riod a name brand au­to­mo­tive bat­tery was man­u­fac­tured and mar­keted lo­cally as the "Piqua Atomic Power Plant."

    Fort Piqua Plazabegan as the "Orr-Statler Block" build­ing at the cor­ner of Main and High Streets was erected in 1891 and long dom­i­nated down­town. For many years its core ten­ant was a hotel of more than 100 rooms, first known as the "Plaza," later as the "Fa­vorite," and fi­nally as the "Fort Piqua." The hotel closed in the 1980s. The build­ing's street-level com­mer­cial spaces were oc­cu­pied by a va­ri­ety of busi­nesses over the years, in­clud­ing a bar­ber­shop, gro­cer, bank, the local tele­phone com­pany busi­ness of­fice, West­ern Union, a com­bi­na­tion bus sta­tion and taxi of­fice with a very pop­u­lar soda foun­tain and lunch counter, and oth­ers. Just prior to the start of the Pro­hi­bi­tion era, the hotel's bar was moved to the base­ment level. It is ru­mored to have closed only its out­side en­trance dur­ing those years, op­er­at­ing as a speakeasy. The build­ing suf­fered dis­re­pair and ne­glect for a pe­riod, and re­newal plans seemed un­able to se­cure fund­i...

    Piqua has two Main Streets, one being north and south­bound along Miami County Road 25-A (the for­mer U.S. Route 25, also known as the Dixie High­way); the other run­ning east through Shawnee. U.S. 36 also runs through much of the city, cut­ting the town al­most di­rectly in half. Main and Ash streets (U.S. 36) con­verge in Piqua's down­town. Also run­ning through down­town is the east–west Con­rail cor­ri­dor; orig­i­nally built as the Penn­syl­va­nia Rail­road two-track through­way, this track was aban­doned in 1985 dur­ing re­struc­tur­ing of the rail­road in­dus­try. A sec­tion of it was ren­o­vated as a bike trail in the sum­mer of 2001, and it is now known as Lin­ear Park. The re­main­ing rail line serv­ing Piqua is the north and south­bound Bal­ti­more and Ohio line, now op­er­ated by CSX Trans­porta­tion(CSXT).

    Piqua is lo­cated at 40°8′51″N 84°14′53″W / 40.14750°N 84.24806°W / 40.14750; -84.24806(40.147474, -84.247968). Ac­cord­ing to the United States Cen­sus Bu­reau, the city has a total area of 11.89 square miles (30.79 km2), of which 11.62 square miles (30.10 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2) is water. The Great Miami Riverruns through Piqua. The area at the south end of town on the east side of the river is known as Shawnee.

    2010 census

    As of the cen­sus of 2010, there were 20,522 peo­ple, 8,318 house­holds, and 5,425 fam­i­lies re­sid­ing in the city. The pop­u­la­tion den­sity was 1,766.1 in­hab­i­tants per square mile (681.9/km2). There were 9,311 hous­ing units at an av­er­age den­sity of 801.3 per square mile (309.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.4% White, 3.3% African Amer­i­can, 0.2% Na­tive Amer­i­can, 0.7% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. His­panic or Latinoof any race were...

    2000 census

    As of the cen­sus of 2000, there were 20,738 peo­ple, 8,263 house­holds, and 5,585 fam­i­lies re­sid­ing in the city. The pop­u­la­tion den­sity was 1,939.2 peo­ple per square mile (749.0/km2). There were 8,886 hous­ing units at an av­er­age den­sity of 830.9 per square mile (320.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.21% White, 3.38% African Amer­i­can, 0.33% Na­tive Amer­i­can, 0.44% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. His­panic or Latinoof any race were 0...

    The city of Piqua is the home of Hartzell Pro­peller, a pro­ducer of small air­craft pro­pellers. Even­flo(for­merly Questor Ju­ve­nile Fur­ni­ture) is the lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of in­fant and tod­dler car seats, and has be­come one of Piqua's lead­ing em­ploy­ers and in­dus­tries. In the late 1890s, South­west Ohio was the heart of the US flaxseed grow­ing area. There were some 13 lin­seed oil mills in Piqua, where the flaxseed was "crushed" to ex­tract the veg­etable oil, named lin­seed oil. The flax fiber was used to make both cloth and paper. The oil had a va­ri­ety of in­dus­trial uses. Linoleumis a man­u­fac­tured floor­ing prod­uct for which lin­seed oil is the binder. One of the veg­etable oil mills in Piqua burned down in the 1890s, a com­mon fate for wooden build­ings soaked with veg­etable oil. Its owner, Amer­i­can Lin­seed Oil Com­pany, dis­patched Al­fred Willard French, their Chief En­gi­neer, from Brook­lyn, New York, to or­ga­nize and su­per­vise the re­build­ing...

    The Piqua School Dis­trict op­er­ates two el­e­men­tary schools, Jerome Hor­witz El­e­men­tary School, one mid­dle school, a ju­nior high school, and Piqua High School.Piqua is also home to the Upper Val­ley Ca­reer Cen­ter. Piqua is also home to sev­eral pri­vate schools, in­clud­ing Piqua Catholic School, the Piqua Sev­enth Day Ad­ven­tist School, and the Nicholas School. Piqua is home to Edi­son Com­mu­nity Col­lege.

    The city and sur­round­ing areas are served by a daily news­pa­perbased in Piqua, 1. The Piqua Daily Call along with sev­eral radio sta­tions: 1. WPTW1570 AM and 98.1 FM 2. WPLC 95.1 low-power FM as a repeater of Three Angels Broadcasting Network aka:"3ABN" airing Seventh-day Adventistprogramming.

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  5. Piqua ist eine Stadt im Miami County, Ohio, Vereinigte Staaten. Die Bevölkerung lag bei 20.738 bei der Volkszählung United States Census 2000 . Es ist statistisch ein Teil der Metropolregion von Dayton .

  6. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › PiquaPiqua - Wikipedia

    Piqua may refer to: Pekowi, a band of the Shawnee Native American tribe and the origin of the word "Piqua". Piqua, Kansas. Piqua, Kentucky. Piqua, Ohio. Topics referred to by the same term. This disambiguation page lists articles about distinct geographical locations with the same name.

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