Ever wondered where Dayton got its name? Or who certain local places or streets are named after?

We believe that the Dayton area has a very rich history, and that there is so much to learn and love about the area. Dayton Unknown is here to answer all the questions you never thought to ask — and more!

All information shared on this site is according to the researched performed by, and accumulated personal knowledge of, the authors – who are native Daytonians.


All images © Dayton Unknown, 2014-2023 unless otherwise noted.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Bethany S. Kmeid, Sara Kaushal, and Dayton Unknown with appropriate and specific direction to the original content