Springboro, Ohio

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Springboro is a city in Warren and Montgomery counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is in Warren County's Clearcreek and Franklin Townships and Montgomery County's Miami Township. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 12,380, up from 6,574 in 1990 and 8,000 in 1980.

The Warren County portion of Springboro is part of the Cincinnati–Middletown Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the Montgomery County portion is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city has one school district with one high school, Springboro High School. In 2009, Springboro was ranked the 41st best place to live in America by Money magazine.[3]

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Geography

Springboro is located at 39°33′50″N 84°13′41″W / 39.56389°N 84.22806°W / 39.56389; -84.22806 (39.563930, -84.228014)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.8 square miles (23 km2), all of it land.

History

Settled as early as 1796, Springboro was founded in 1815 by Jonathan Wright, a relative of the Wright Brothers, as "Springborough." Jonathan Wright's father, Joel Wright, was a surveyor who plotted Columbus, Ohio. Springboro was predominantly Quaker during its earlier years.

As a stop on the Underground Railroad, Springboro played a significant role by providing hiding places for escaping slaves. On October 17, 1999, Springboro was the first city to erect an Ohio Underground Railroad Historic Marker. The dedication was part of the 4th Annual Ohio Underground Railroad Summit.

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