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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 883 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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XENIA, a city and the county-seat of Greene county, Ohio, U.S.A., in the township of Xenia, about 3 M. E. of the Little Miami river, and about 55 M. S.W. of Columbus and about 65 m. N.E. of Cincinnati. Pop. (190o) ,8696, of whom 410 were foreign-born ; (1910 census) 8706. Xenia is served by the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton, and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago & St Louis (Pennsylvania System) rail-ways, and by interurban electric lines to Springfield and Dayton. It is the seat of the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home and of the Xenia. Theological Seminary (United Presbyterian; founded in 1794 at Service, Pa., and united in 1874 with the Theological Seminary of the North-West, founded in 1839 at Oxford, Ohio). About 3 M. N.E., at Wilberforce, is Wilber-force University (co=educational; opened in 1856 and reorganized in 1863), conducted by the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The public buildings of Xenia include a public library, the county court-house and the municipal building. Xenia is situated in a fine farming and stock-raising region, and among its manufactures are cordage and twine, boots and shoes, carriages and machinery. The township was first settled about 1797. Xenia was laid out as a village in 1803, was incorporated as a town in 18o8 and was chartered as a city in 1870.
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