Kettering is located in the southwestern part of the state of Ohio and a city in Montgomery county that is in the southern part of Dayton along the Miami River valley. The first settlers arrived in the area as they were attracted to the stone quarries in the site, and the city was then organized as Van Buren township in 1841. The area was later incorporated as a village and was named after Charles F. Kettering, who was an industrial scientist who was also a resident of the community. The city has remained to be principally residential, and there were planned developments that were laid out towards industrial development that includes the testing laboratories, manufacture of electric generators and motors, and others.

Population 55,870  (-3.10%)

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