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Franklin County

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Welcome Franklin County Homeowners!

   You are in the heart of Ohio if you are are a resident of Franklin County. Made up of 13 cities, 12 villages, and 17 townships, the county is centrally located, and boasts a wide vareity of attractions. Visitors to Franklin county can go to the Columbus ZooCOSI watch the Blue Jackets or the Columbus Clippers, visit the nation’s largest university, or go to any of the number of festivals hosted year-round all around the county. Into numbers? There are 9 local TV stations, 26 local radio stations, 3 daily newspapers, 1 4-year public university, 1 2-year public college, 7 private universities and colleges, 6 commercial airports, 17 registered hospitals, and 854 voting precincts.

 

Franklin county

State map highlighting Franklin CountyFounded: April 30, 1803                                   

Area: 539.87 sq. mi

Named for: Benjamin Franklin                        

County Seat: Columbus, Ohio

Franklin County Profile (from Ohio.gov)     

Franklin County Official Site

Fun Fact: The county weather motto is “Wait five minutes; it’ll change.”

 People of note from Franklin County: R. L. Stine (author),Jack Nicklaus (winner of record eighteen golf majors), Eddie Rickenbacker (WWII figher pilot; “Ace of Aces”),  James Thurber (cartoonist and humorist), Dwight Yoakam (singer, actor), Curtis LeMay (Founder of Strategic Air Command), Howard Dwight Smith (architect), Granville Woods (inventor), Ben Curtis (golf player), James “Buster” Douglas(boxer), Sarah Fisher (race car driver), Terry Glenn (football player), Archie Griffin (football player), Andy Hampsten (cyclist, Only American to win Giro d’Italia), Jack Hanna (zoo director, animal expert), Chris Quinn (basketball player), Mike Furrey (football player), Woody Hayes (football coach), Lance Moore (football player), Benjamin Hanby (writer, composer), Scott Klace (actor), Domenik Hixon (football player), Rachael Harris (actress/comedienne), Byron Mullens (basketball player)

Major Employers : Abbott Laboratories/Ross Products,  American Electric Power Co, Battelle Memorial Institute Cardinal Health Inc, Huntington Bancshares Inc, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Limited Brands Inc, National City Corp, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co, Ohio State University OhioHealth Schottenstein Stores Corp, State of Ohio, Wendy’s International Inc 

Cities: Bexley,Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview Heights, Grove City, Hilliard, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Whitehall, Worthington

Villages: Brice, Canal Winchester, Groveport, Harrisburg, Lockbourne, Marble Cliff, Minerva Park, New Albany, Obetz, Riverlea, Urbancrest, Valleyview

Townships: Blendon, Brown, Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Mifflin, Norwich, Perry, Plain, Pleasant, Prairie,Sharon, Truro, Washington

Census-designated places: Blacklick Estates, Huber Ridge, Lake Darby, Lincoln Village

Other communities: Amlin, Blacklick, Darbydale, Flint