Pickaway County

Welcome Pickaway County Homeowners!

        From pumpkins to the paranormal, Pickaway County has it all! The county is proudly celebrating its bicentennal with a variety of festivals and events throughout the county. From their Visitor’s guide:

         In 2010, Pickaway County and Circleville will celebrate in a variety of ways, including a special “Bicentennial Parade” the night before the official opening of the Circleville Pumpkin Show. Other activities scheduled will be a re-enactment of the first murder trial in Pickaway County, and historic guided walking tours of historic downtown Circleville. Many of the yearly festivals and events listed in this guide will have a Bicentennial theme for 2010. For updated information, please contact the Pickaway County Welcome Center at 888.770.7425  


 Pickaway county

State map highlighting Pickaway CountyFounded: March 1, 1810                                 

Area: 501.91 sq mi 

Named for:  A misspelling of the Piqua tribe, a branch of the Shawnee
A variant of a Native American word “Piqua”          

County Seat: Circleville

 Pickaway County Profile (from Ohio.gov)      

 Pickaway County Official Site and Links

Fun Fact: County Motto: “The Pick of Ohio.”

 People of note from Pickaway County: Frederick Burr Opper (cartoonist, creator of Happy Hooligan), Susan Perkins (Miss America 1978), Caleb Atwater (“Father of Ohio’s Public School System”), Benjamin Hanby (composer), Ted Lewis (“the Jazz King” – musician and entertainer)

Major Employers : ALSCO Metals Corp, Berger Health System, Circleville City Bd of Ed, E I du Pont de Nemours & Co, General Electric Co, Logan Elm Local Bd of Ed, PPG Industries Inc, State of Ohio, Teays Valley Local Bd of Ed, Wal-Mart Stores Inc

Cities: Circleville

Villages: Ashville, Commercial Point, Darbyville, Harrisburg,New Holland, Orient, South Bloomfield, Tarlton, Williamsport

Townships: Circleville, Darby, Deer Creek, Harrison, Jackson, Madison, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Perry, Pickaway, Salt Creek, Scioto, Walnut, Washington, Wayne

Census-designated places: Logan Elm Village

Other communities: Derby

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