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Wapakoneta

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Wapakoneta, pronounced Waw-paw-ko-net-a is a city in and the county seat of Auglaize County, Ohio, United States. 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 city is the birthplace of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on the moon.Wapakoneta is a sister city to Lengerich, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.Wapakoneta, also known as Wapak is home to the Wapakoneta Redskins. School colors include: red and white.HistoryWapakoneta was an important site to the Ottawa Native Americans prior to their leaving Ohio. By 1798, the Shawnee Native Americans had made Wapakoneta their territory and displaced the Ottawa. By 1808, there were reports of more than five hundred Shawnee, Seneca of the Iroquois, and Mingo Native Americans living at Wapakoneta, including Black Hoof. The name Wapakoneta is derived from Shawnee Wa·po’kanite 'Place of White Bones' (wa·pa 'white'+(h)o’kani 'bone'+-ite locative suffix).
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