Dayton, Ohio

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The seat of Montgomery County in west-central Ohio, Dayton sits in the Miami River valley, north of Cincinnati, south of Toledo west of Columbus and east of Richmond, Indiana, at the confluence of the Great Miami River, the Stillwater River, and the Mad River.

Named after Jonathon Dayton, the city was the birthplace and home of aviation pioneers Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright who, before their aviation success, ran a bicycle factory in Dayton.

Dayton was also the home of John H. Patterson, 1 who founded a successful cash register business in Dayton, National Cash Register, more frequently known by its initials NCR.