Morning Sun, Ohio

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Morning Sun, Ohio
Morning Sun, Ohio is located in Ohio
Morning Sun, Ohio
Morning Sun, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°35′47″N 84°44′14″W / 39.59639°N 84.73722°W / 39.59639; -84.73722Coordinates: 39°35′47″N 84°44′14″W / 39.59639°N 84.73722°W / 39.59639; -84.73722
CountryUnited States
997 ft (304 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)937
GNIS feature ID1065864[1]

Morning Sun is an unincorporated community in southeastern Israel Township, Preble County, Ohio, United States. It is located approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of Fairhaven at the intersection of State Routes 177 and 732 with Morning Sun Road, just north of Hueston Woods State Park. The community is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1][2]


Morning Sun was platted in 1833.[3] According to tradition, a sunrise which occurred at the time the first settlers were thinking of a suitable name caused this name to be selected.[4] A post office was established at Morning Sun in 1836, and remained in operation until 1948.[5]

Notable persons[edit]

Richard Elihu Sloan, the last Governor of Arizona Territory, was born in Morning Sun in 1857.[6]

Rolla Roy Ramsey, an Indiana University Physics Professor and radio electronics pioneer, was born in Morning Sun in 1872.


  1. ^ a b "Morning Sun, Ohio". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Morning Sun, Ohio to Fairhaven, Ohio - Google Maps
  3. ^ History of Preble County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches. H. Z. Williams & Bro. 1881. p. 238.
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 91.
  5. ^ "Preble County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  6. ^ Database-Richard Elihu Sloan