History/Tourism

Delaware On The Map: County Boundaries Take Shape, Change

23 Aug , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Through our “Delaware On The Map” series, we share posts looking at the history of Delaware County as that history is revealed on maps – maps of the area, county, and nation.

The initial post in the series can be read here.

The first fifty years of Ohio statehood saw the creation of counties and establishment of county boundaries – and then a re-shuffling of those boundaries, often by taking property from one and adding it to another or to an entirely new county. All of the above happened here. More…

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History/Tourism

Delaware On The Map: The Beginning

18 Aug , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

We are re-launching our series, “Delaware On The Map,” which looks at how local history is revealed on maps — maps of the area, county, and nation.

Students of local lore will know that the city of Delaware had its origins in 1804 when Moses Byxbe came to central Ohio from Massachusetts. Four years later, he laid out a town on the east, then the west bank of the Olentangy River. More…

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