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Franklin County, Ohio
"Star of the North"
"What a suburb ought to be"
Chamber of Commerce.
"In 1802, a group of Connecticut men led by Colonel James Kilbourne formed the Scioto Land Company to purchase 16,000 acres of land in Ohio for $ 1.25 an acre. Having carefully chosen high fertile land, they planned a town with a village green at its center; provided 100 acres of land each to support a school and a church, and land in town to build them on.
Families who settled this land in Ohio during 1803 and 1804 became the nucleus of a new town that retained its New England flavor in the Ohio wilderness. In the brand new State of Ohio, Worthington became a business and manufaturing center. Many homes and buildings still stand and are in use today. Many have stories to tell about Worthington's history and architecture."
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See more details for these and other attractions in Worthington.
Among Worthington's attractions are: the 1811 Orange Johnson House; Worthington Historical Society Rectory (c1845); Ohio Railway Museum;Pontifical College Josephinum; Sharon Township Memorial Hall; Snow House; Hopewell Indian Mound and the Worthington Inn. Experience "Home for the Holidays" in downtown Worthington. For more information contact the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington at 800 997-9935. You may also visit Worthington on their website.
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Worthington Historical Society's Annual Antique Show
The first weekend in January and July
Every Saturday morning through October
Evening concerts on the Village Green
Worthington Arts Festival
Two-day event on the Village Green, the third weekend in June
sponsored by Olde Worthington Business Association (OWBA)
Community-wide garage sale, third Saturday in July in Downtown Worthington
sponsored by OWBA
On the Village Green, first Saturday in August
An all-day downtown celebration, showcasing arts & crafts as well as food and entertainment in early September
Olde Worthington Holiday Open House
Start off the Holiday season in Downtown Worthington, the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
Worthington OrganizationsThe Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce
"Where great ideas are born"
25 W. New England Avenue
Worthington, Ohio 43085
Phone: (614) 888-3040
Fax: (614) 841-4842 Worthington
Miscellany Worthington has 26 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places.