Wapakoneta's streets bear the names of Indians who first inhabited the area; other streets and businesses reflect the community's ties to the space program, honoring native son Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon on July 20, 1969. Other famous Wapakoneta natives include Academy Award-winning screen writer, Dudley Nichols, who won an Oscar in 1935 for his screenplay The Informer. Christian Schnell was awarded the Medal of Honor in the Civil War for having lead the action of the Ohio company at Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 22, 1863 where he showed "Gallantry in the charge of the 'volunteer storming party'". George "Long Bob" Ewing was a pitcher for the Cincinnati Redlegs, his 1907 ERA was 1.73, a record which still stands today. Jenny Crusie is a best-selling author of romantic fiction. Titles include: Welcome to Temptation, Fast Women and What The Lady Wants. Jack Earl is a prominent sculptor who is from Uniopolis and graduated from Wapakoneta High School in 1952. A teacher and working ceramic sculptor, his work is in many prestigous collections and museums. Kent Boyd became an unofficial embassador for Wapakoneta in 2010 when he competed on the dance competition television show So You Think You Can Dance, season 7. He has appeared in several television shows and movies since.
City of Wapakoneta Public Works is a government office located in Wapakoneta, OH.