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, USA.[1]

Mount Airy was incorporated as a village in 1865 from land given by Mill Creek and Green townships.[2] Mount Airy was annexed by the City of Cincinnati in 1911.[3]

The neighborhood includes the 1,471 acre Mt. Airy Forest, the largest of the Cincinnati 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.[4]

Notable natives[edit]

Hall of Fame baseball player Ken Griffey, Jr., who also spent part of his career with the Cincinnati Reds, grew up in Mount Airy.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mount Airy
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Clarke, S. J. (1912). "Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912, Volume 2". The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 528. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mt. Airy Water Towers". Ohio Memory. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Mills, J. Elizabeth (2010). Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr.: Baseball Heroes. The Rosen Publishing Group. p. 6. 

Coordinates: 39°11′29″N 84°34′13″W / 39.191447°N 84.570223°W / 39.191447; -84.570223