Near Troy in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Historical WACO Field
On October 10, 1997 the Annual WACO Fly-In was held on the newly constructed WACO Field. During the Fly-In a community Barn Raising was held to re-erect an 1856 post and beam barn originally located southwest of Troy on Kessler-Fredrick Road. Over 250 WACO Historical Society volunteers participated in the barn raising. (Volunteers raising one of the “bent sections” of the “WACO
The Annual WACO Fly-In is held every year at Historic WACO Field where WACO airplanes and other vintage airplanes Fly-In for the weekend to meet with other WACO owners and enthusiasts and celebrate the legacy of the WACO Aircraft Company and the legendary airplanes that the company produced in Troy.
The WACO Historical Society has been in existence since 1978 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves a dual purpose. Preservation of the history of the WACO Aircraft Company and the Golden Age of Flight and the Education of young people in the area of math, science, technology and history, using aviation themes as a means of enhancing student enthusiasm.
Supporters are working to create a genuine “living history” 1920’s or 1930’s air strip, alive with the sound of radial engines and the colorful characters of that bygone era. Thw WACO Air Museum showcases 4 WACO airplanes, a WACO primary glider and a 1902 Wright Brothers Glider replica. Many spectacular photo murals grace the walls of the facility
Erected by WACO Historical Society. (Marker Number 009.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
Location. 40° 0.768′ N, 84° 11.997′ W. Marker is near Troy, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is on South Co Road (County Route 25A), on the left when traveling south. Marker is in front of the “red barn” at WACO Field. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1865 S Co Rd 25A, Troy OH 45373, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. WACO Aircraft Company (a few steps from this marker); Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Cemetery / Abraham Thomas (approx. 0.7 miles away); Junior Girls Canteen 1943-1946 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Troy Presbyterian ChurchWACO (approx. 1.8 miles away); Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on July 7, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 5, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.