All About Kettering

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All About Kettering...

  • Kettering is a city in Greene and Montgomery Counties in Ohio.
  • Only a small portion of the city lies in Greene County.
  • It is a suburb of nearby Dayton.
  • Kettering is the largest suburb in the Dayton area.
  • The earliest resident, John Patterson, was a farmer who settled there in 1798.
  • In 1841, Van Buren Township was formed as the area grew.
  • The township was renamed in 1952 as the Village of Kettering.
  • Kettering was named for Charles F. Kettering, the inventor of the automobile self-starter.
  • On June 24, 1955, Kettering was incorporated and gained city status.
  • Charles F. Kettering resided in Kettering in his home, Ridgeleigh Terrace, from 1914 until his death in 1958.

  • It has a total area of 18.7 square miles.
  • There were 57,502 people, and 25,657 households at the time of the 2000 Census.
  • The median income for a household in Kettering was $45,051 in 2000.
  • The largest employers of residents in the area include: Kettering Medical Center - a hospital, Reynolds and Reynolds, GE Money - a division of General Electric, Limited Brands, The Berry Company - a subsidiary of Bellsouth which publishes the Yellow Pages directories and maintains its division headquarters in Kettering, and Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
  • The city population and area businesses continue to grow and expand due to the 2006 decision of the Base Closure and Realignment Commission, which is currently bringing thousands of new jobs to Wright Patterson Air Force Base until December 2010. 
  • Kettering is bordered by Dayton and Oakwood to the north; West Carrollton and Moraine to the west; Centerville and Washington Township to the south; and Beavercreek to the east.
  • Kettering has 20 parks totaling 284 acres. The Fraze Pavilion is a major outdoor entertainment venue that hosts the summer concerts of the Dayton Philharmonic.


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Comments (3)

Jack Gilleland
Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton - Clayton, OH

Nice write-up Christina.

Sep 06, 2009 01:59 PM
Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator

I agree nice. I love community info posts, they always seem to show us a different part of the world we live in. Thanks.

Sep 07, 2009 01:23 AM
Cindy Overbay

The area is great!  The Kettering's have been a big part of this for years.  Virginia Kettering, Eugene's wife, was a very smart woman, but stubborn.  Eugene was Charle's son.  She also contributed a lot to the community.  Moraine Country Club (which is in Kettering) used to be an all girls school untilit burnt down--I can't remember the year.  Colonel Deeds also had a big stake in the community as well as the Rike's and Beerman's.  Did you know that Colonel Deed's had bears in the reservoir at Stroop and Southern Blvd?  There is so much rich history about Kettering!!!  If you would like to get more information about some of the history, I can give you a name who knew some of these people as well.  I loved Mrs. Kettering--until she got too demanding--I wish I had taken the time to ask her more about the history.  She had a lot of stories to tell!!!  Did you know that Mrs Kettering raised a crow?  Or that she had a parrot, (I think--some kind of bird), when she took over a wing at Kettering Hospital when she was too ill to live alone?  She absolutely loved my mom's zuchinni bread, until she couldn't eat nuts anymore.  I learned a lot of the history when I worked at Moraine Country Club, actually, I grew up on the golf course.  A lot of knowledge for the area came from the members there and they have played a big part in the development of Kettering.  So many interesting stories--some of which I can't repeat!!  You should do a big story on the top people for the actual development of Kettering.  What part of Kettering is in Greene County--I never knew that!

Jul 01, 2010 06:53 PM