This Day in Dayton, 2 August

On Monday, August 2, 2010, Dayton (“Small town with a history”) was featured in the Lafayette Journal and Courier in their Rewind Home Town series. The paper reported that Dayton is 7.5 miles southeast of Lafayette, that it was platted in 1829 by William Bush and Dr. Timothy Horram, and that the 2000 census gave the population as 1,120 people in 401 houses with 313 families. The paper devoted a full page to four photographs: one of teacher Liz Miller preparing her classroom for the year, one of the postmaster Dennis Jacoby, one of the grave of native son Richard Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon, and one of a stained glass window inside Memorial Presbyterian Church. More pictures were found on jconline.

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