Mount Airy, Cincinnati

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Mount Airy is a neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mt. Airy Water Tower

Mount Airy is a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mount Airy was incorporated as a village in 1865 from land given by Mill Creek and Green townships.[1] Mount Airy was annexed by the City of Cincinnati in 1911.[2]

The neighborhood is home to the 1,471 acre Mt. Airy Forest, the largest of the Cincinnati, Ohio parks. The Mt. Airy water tower, resembling a castle, was built in 1926-27. The complex includes 13 towers on two levels and has a capacity of 8.5 million gallons. [3]

Notable natives[edit]

The Cincinnati Reds baseball player Ken Griffey, Jr. grew up in Mt. Airy.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson, S. B. (1894). "History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio: Their Past and Present, Including...biographies and Portraits of Pioneers and Representative Citizens, etc., Volume 1". p. 424. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Clarke, S. J. (1912). "Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912, Volume 2". The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 528. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  3. ^ "Mt. Airy Water Towers". Ohio Memory. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  4. ^ Mills, J. Elizabeth (2010). Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr.: Baseball Heroes. The Rosen Publishing Group. p. 6.