Place:Tipp City, Miami, Ohio, United States


NameTipp City
Alt namesHyattsvillesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39018717
Livingstonsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39018717
Tippecanoesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39018717
Tippecanoe Citysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39018717
Coordinates39.964°N 84.184°W
Located inMiami, Ohio, United States
Contained Places
Maple Hill Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Tipp City is a city in Miami County, Ohio, United States just outside Dayton. The population was 9,689 at the 2010 census. Formerly known as Tippecanoe, and then Tippecanoe City, this town was renamed to Tipp City in 1938 because another town in Ohio was likewise named Tippecanoe. The city lies in the Miami Valley and sits along Interstate 75 near the Interstate 70 interchange.

Tipp City is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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Tippecanoe City was founded in 1840 along the developing Miami and Erie Canal. Its name derives from Presidential candidate William Henry Harrison's nickname, Tippecanoe, which, in turn, was derived from his heroism at the Battle of Tippecanoe, November 7, 1811.

The early city was a popular stopping-off point for boatmen traveling along the Miami and Erie Canal. The original downtown purportedly included a large number of bars and a red light district. The now dry canal locks can be seen just east of downtown. As Tippecanoe City grew, it merged with Hyattsville, a contiguous village, located on present-day Hyatt Street.

Development of the railroads in the 1850s and 1860s put the canals out of business and slowed the city's initially rapid growth. Ruins of a repair shop (yard barn) for the old Inter-Urban rail system can still be seen on the outskirts of town.

The development of U.S. Route 25 (County Road 25-A) and subsequently Interstate 75 brought construction and vibrance back to the town throughout the 20th century.

History of city name

The dramatic modern growth of the town has occurred under a new name: Tipp City. The US Postal Service abbreviated the town's name in the 1930s to resolve a conflict with Tippecanoe, Ohio. Some local controversy exists as to whether the name can or should revert to the former Tippecanoe City.

Proponents of the change argue that ZIP codes obviate the conflict. Tipp City and Tippecanoe are 200 miles apart. Tippecanoe is too small for many Ohio maps and is not even one of the 10 incorporated municipalities of Harrison County. The sparsely populated Harrison County is the 5th smallest of Ohio's 88 counties. Downtown Tipp City businesses that wish to play up the Tippecanoe City 19th century heritage have argued that modern geography and postal methods would alleviate any confusion in reverting to the old name.

On the other hand, residents are used to the name Tipp City. Addresses and signage would have to be changed if renaming were sought. While the city's name was changed long ago, the high school never changed its name; Tippecanoe High School, is a constant reminder to people in the area of what "Tipp" refers to. Currently, the issue does not seem to matter enough to most residents to prompt political action.

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