1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content

Wyoming :: History

The area that is now Wyoming began to be settled in the late 1790s, when the Great Trail, an Indian Trail now known as Springfield Pike, brought settlers and militia through the region. Later it became a popular toll road, where farmers could get their goods to market in Cincinnati.

During the 1840s, the locks along the Miami and Erie Canal brought much industry to neighboring Lockland. Many of the industry owners looked to the area of Wyoming to settle away from the hustle and bustle.

Wyoming Historic Train stationThe Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton (CH&D) Railroad came through in 1851. Travel from Wyoming to Cincinnati decreased from a full day on the toll road, to an hour by train.

The area began to attract professionals who worked in Cincinnati and who could afford to commute there by train. Land east of the Springfield Turnpike, near the railroad, then developed into a village; land west of the toll road remained farmlands and estates.

In 1861, a meeting was held to decide on is name, and Wyoming became an incorporated village in 1874. The streetcar made an appearance in Wyoming's history around 1900, but faded away when Springfield Pike was repaved in 1932. The rural land west of the Pike began to be settled in the 1920s when the automobile turned attention away from the railroads and back to Springfield Pike once more. Population steadily grew, and the village received city status in 1949.

Wyoming's Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places.

More information:

Wyoming Community History

Wyoming Historic Postcards

More Wyoming Online

Official Home Page of Wyoming:

Top-rated schools, tree-lined streets and a strong sense of community have earned Wyoming top honors.

Read more @ Cincinnati.com »

This 125-year-old neighborhood has much to offer in its attractive shopping district, Victorian homes (more than 300 listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and tree-lined streets.

Read more @ CincyMag.com »

The news magazine ranked 1,300 public high schools... Wyoming High School is in the top 100 of Newsweek's best-performing U.S. high schools.

Read more @ BizJournals.com »