About Wapakoneta

Wapakoneta, (, local pronunciation: [wɒpəkəˈnɛɾə]) is a city in and the county seat of Auglaize County, Ohio, United States, about 56 mi north of Dayton and 83 mi south of Toledo. The population was 9,867 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of and is included in the Wapakoneta, Ohio Micropolitan S A, which is included in the Lima-Van Wert-Wapakoneta, Ohio CSA. The community is served by the Wapakoneta City School District. The name “Wapakoneta” is a Shawnee word Wa. po'kanite, that means “White Garment/Cloth ”. Shawnee scholars and native speakers have recently provided information that the name likely refers to the community's status as being neutral, and as a peaceful location following the signing of the Greenville Treaty in 1794. Additionally, several sets of mastadon skeletons were uncovered around Wapakoneta in the late 1700's. Wapakoneta is a sister city to Lengerich, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Lengerich's neighboring municipalities, Ladbergen and Lienen, are sister cities with Wapakoneta's neighbors New Knoxville and Saint Marys, respectively.

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