History/Tourism

Fun Ideas for an Ohio Mini Vacation This Fall

18 Sep , 2019  

Just in time for cooling temperatures and vibrant foliage, Ohio. Find It Here and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) are teaming up to launch the Fall in Ohio microsite  – an easy-to-navigate online resource perfect for locals and visitors seeking leaf-peeping tips, incredible fall color views, quintessential festivals and must-see attractions. Delaware County is very very much included in the mix. More…

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Delaware County, History/Tourism

Commissioners Seek Appointee For Delaware County CVB Board

12 Sep , 2019  

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking to appoint a Delaware County representative to the Delaware County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees to fill an unexpired term. The mission of this board is to promote tourism and attract visitors and conventions to Delaware County. This Board consists of eleven (11) members who each serve a three (3) year term. More…

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History/Tourism

Little Brown Jug Memories Featured At Historical Society Program

11 Sep , 2019  

Two presenters, Roger Huston, the long-time announcer, and Jay Wolf, unofficial historian of the Little Brown Jug harness race, will be featured at the next community program offered by the Delaware County Historical Society. Following their comments, audience members will be asked to share their own stories about the race which will be recorded as part of the Little Brown Jug Oral History Project, a digital archive for capturing and sharing local community history. More…

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History/Tourism

New Exhibits At Meeker Homestead Museum

6 Sep , 2019  

What we now know as the present-day village of Stratford, near US 23 and SR 315 south of Delaware, was settled in 1807 by John Beard and was the site of early pioneer mills in Delaware County.

The exhibit “Stratford a Mill Town” explains how the town grew from 1807 through 1902 along the banks of the Whetstone (Olentangy) River, which provided power for these mills which produced grain, wool, and paper. More…

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Delaware County, History/Tourism

Commissioners Provide Update On Courthouse Renovation Project

28 Aug , 2019  

In June 2019, Delaware County launched a construction project to preserve and renovate the Historic Courthouse.

Begun in 1868 and completed in 1869, this iconic structure at the northwest corner of North Sandusky Street and Central Avenue originally housed most of Delaware County’s elected officials and their staffs. The building was vacated in November 2017 when the offices working there (including the Court of Common Pleas and the Clerk of Courts) moved to the new Delaware County Courthouse complex at 117 N. Union St.. More…

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History/Tourism, Life in Delaware County

Delaware County’s Newest Residents Are Ready To Roar

27 Aug , 2019  

Three African lion cubs were born earlier this month at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Mother Naomi is doing well and is being very attentive to the cubs, who appear to be healthy. All are being monitored behind the scenes by the Zoo’s veterinary and Heart of Africa animal care teams. More…

History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: A Festival Of Ohio Arts And Crafts

25 Aug , 2019  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today we’re turning our attention to a historic venue that is turning its attention to all things Buckeye. More…

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History/Tourism

Summer Road Trip: Travel Ohio’s Newest Water Trail

9 Aug , 2019  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today we’re turning our attention to a place where the beauty of nature joins opportunities for the whole family. More…

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History/Tourism

Columbus Underground Looks At The Kilbourne Turnaround

4 Aug , 2019  

It might not be the most traveled corner of Delaware County, but those “in the know” know right where to find Kilbourne.

And that’s been the case for the last 200 years.

After all Kilbourne, a hamlet with a population of 139 according to the 2010 census, sits squarely on the “Old State Road,” Ohio’s first federally funded highway. More…

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History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Ohio State Fair Is Taking Place, But You Had “Butter” Hurry

2 Aug , 2019  

Sorry, we couldn’t resist that pun.

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today we’re turning our attention to a place where rides, sights, sounds, and summer fun collide each year. More…

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History/Tourism

Tour The Town: Updated

26 Jul , 2019  

UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – There’s a different kind of “parade of homes” taking place soon in Delaware County. Unlike the just-built variety at Evans Farm, this one showcases structures with a few more years under their belts.

The Delaware County Historical Society is hosting the Historic Stratford Mill Town Tour on Sunday, August 11 from 2 PM to 5 PM in the vicinity of the Stratford Road/US 23 intersection. More…

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History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Henry Ford Returns To Galion This Sunday

22 Jul , 2019  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today we are featuring an event in a community that is a relatively short drive to the north. On Sunday, July 28, the Gill House in Galion will be the location for a celebration of local and national history as Preserving Galion, Inc. welcomes guests for its very first “Henry Ford Birthday Celebration.” More…

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History/Tourism

Visitation To Columbus Region Continues To Grow

21 Jul , 2019  

With Delaware County attractions and events counted among the area highlights promoted by Experience Columbus, the area’s destination marketing organization, good news about travel and tourism has local benefits as well.

This past week, Experience Columbus released exciting news about the volume of visitors to the Columbus region during 2018 from the Longwoods International 2018 Columbus Travel Report. More…

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History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Hops And History Combine In Columbus

15 Jul , 2019  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today we look a bit to the past while celebrating the tates of summer. More…

History/Tourism

Frugal Foodie Mama Sets Her Sights On Delaware County

12 Jul , 2019  

There is a place online where a unique combination comes together – tasty, budget friendly recipes, money saving tips, and family friendly travel.

Such is the website claim of Carrie, author of the Frugal Foodie Mama blog.

In her most recent post, it was Delaware County that caught Carrie’s eye. More…