A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 01, 2019
Ohio: “Where’s Engagement, Ohio?"/"Somewhere between Dayton and Marion.”

An Ohio riddle is about city names is:

Q: Where’s Engagement, Ohio?
A: Somewhere between Dayton and Marion. (dating and marrying)


The joke was posted on the newsgroup alt.fan.dave_barry on November 25, 1997.


Google Groups: alt.fan.dave_barry
Beware
SSS
11/25/97
(...)
BTW, for those unfamiliar with Urbana, Ohio, some people call it “Engagement.” It’s located about halfway between Dayton and Marion.

Google Books
Silas Cully’s Tavern Tales:
Stories, Jokes, and Recipes from a Nineteenth Century Barkeeper

By Bert Osterberg
San Jose, CA: Writers Club Press
2001
Pg. 126:
Yes, do you know where Engagement, Ohio is? The way I understand it Engagement is somewhere between Dayton and Marion. (Datin’ and Marryin’wink

Google Books
March 2006, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 58, col. 1:
Bob: Do you know where Engagement, Ohio, is?
Rob: I don’t know. Where?
Bob: In between Dayton and Marion.
Evan D. Weaks, Swanton, Ohio

Google Groups: talk.origins
The Intellignt Design Zoo
Greg G.
1/18/07
(...)
Greg G.
Engagement, Ohio
Halfway between Dayton and Marion.

Twitter
Randy Gottfried
@randydale3
Replying to @AnnOhio
@AnnOhio I always lose at that game!! Ok.. old Ohio joke.. Do you know where Engagement, Ohio is?
9:36 AM · Aug 24, 2007·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Rocky V
@rockson
Replying to @TeriLussier
@TeriLussier Really? Say this outloud: “Engagement Ohio is between Dayton and Marion...:
8:19 AM · Mar 11, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Hector_Ceromus August 25, 2015
What is between Dayton and Marion, Ohio?
Engagement.

Twitter
Paige Chamberlain
@paigelynn752
A customer I was serving: Do you know where Engagement, Ohio is?
Me attempting to recall said town: No, I don’t think so sorry!
Customer: It’s between Dayton and Marion, Ohio
😂😂😂 I am still laughing
2:40 PM · Jul 10, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Ohio
Posted by u/AlYakitori July 16, 2018
Where is Engagement, Ohio?
Somewhere between Dayton and Marion
COMMENTS
brownsvillan
My wife has lived in Dayton, Marion, Painesville, and Loveland. We always joke we went from Dayton, to Marion, to Loveland, with a brief stint in Painesville along the way.

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/yeebecky December 1, 2019
Where’s Engagement, Ohio?
Somewhere between Dayton and Marion.

Posted by Barry Popik
Other ExpressionsOther States • Sunday, December 01, 2019 • Permalink