Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

13-29 Huffman Prairie Flying Field

Side A: Huffman Prairie Flying Field, a unit of the Dayton Heritage National Historical Park, is the site where Wilbur and Orville Wright flew and perfected the world’s first practical airplane, the 1905 Wright Flyer III, after their first flights in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903. The Wright brothers mastered the principles of controlled, powered flight at Huffman Prairie during 1904 and 1905. From 1910 to 1915, they operated the Wright School of Aviation here, training many of the world’s first pilots, including many military pilots.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: E side of Intersection of Symmes Road and Marl Road, 
Wright Patterson AFB, 
Location: Follow National Park signs on OH 444 to Huffman Prairie Flying Field
Latitude: 39.8072380
Longitude: -84.0634280