Delaware County

Welcome Delaware County Homeowners!

      One of the fastest growing counties in the nation, and fastest in Ohio, Delaware county has much to offer both residents and visitors. Looking for a specialized slice of Americana? Check out the famous Little Brown Jug harness races. You can explore the  Columbus Zoo, visit  Ohio Wesleyan University, discover delicious delicacies at the home-grown Beehive Bread Company or  spend a day shopping at one  of the 150+ stores at Polaris Fashion Place. Whatever you reason for visiting, you will quickly see why natives of Delaware County are proud of their hometowns!

 

 Delaware county

State map highlighting Delaware County Founded: April 1, 1808                                                   

Area: 442.41 sq. mi

Named for: the Delaware Indians                                

County Seat: Delaware, Ohio

 Delaware County Profile (from Ohio.gov)             

  Delaware County Official Site

Fun Fact: According to Forbes Magazine, Delaware County is the fifth best place in the United States to raise a family and the best place in the state of Ohio to reside.

People of note from Delaware County: Rutherford B. Hayes (19th President of the United States), Lucy Webb Hayes (first lady who introduced the Children’s Easter egg roll, Egg rolling, on the White House lawn), John Purdue ( founding benefactor of Purdue University), Norman Vincent Peale (Protestant preacher and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of the theory of “positive thinking”), Amos Dolbear (physicist and inventor), Charles W. Fairbanks (the 26th Vice President), Arthur Flemming (Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare), Clare Kramer (Actress), Branch Rickey (baseball hall of fame), Buck Rodgers, (professional baseball player), F.F. Schnitzer (architect), Frank Sherwood Rowland (Chemistry Nobel laureate), Ezra Vogel (author) Ben Curtis (professional golfer, British Open Champion), Gary LeVox, lead singer of Rascal Flatts

Major Employers

Delaware City Bd of Ed, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Kroger Co, McGraw Hill Companies, Ohio Wesleyan University, OhioHealth/Grady Memorial Hospital, Olentangy Local Bd of Ed, PPG Industries Inc, Showa Corp/American Showa Inc, State of Ohio

Cities: 

Ashley, Columbus*, Delaware, Dublin**, Galena, Ostrander, Powell, Shawnee Hills, Sunbury, Westerville***

 * Mainly in Franklin County, but parts of Columbus extend into both Delaware County and Fairfield County.   

** Mainly in Franklin County, but parts of Dublin extend into both Delaware County and Union County.

*** Mainly in Franklin County, but a part of Westerville extends into Delaware County.

Other Places: Kilbourne, Lewis Center, Radnor

Townships: Berkshire, Berlin, Brown, Concord, Delaware, Genoa, Harlem, Kingston, Liberty, Marlboro, Orange, Oxford, Porter, Radnor

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