Introduction to Bucyrus, Ohio
Bucyrus, Ohio, in Crawford county, is 58 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Mansfield metropolitan area. Bucyrus has a population of 13,224.
Bucyrus was founded by Samuel Norton. He arrived in this region in 1817. At that time, the area was unpopulated and occupied by a hardwood forest. The community was platted by Col. James Kilbourne, who named the town "Bucyrus." The name of the city was derived from two words - "Bu" meaning "Beautiful," and "Cyrus" in honor of the King of Persia, Cyrus the Great. During prohibition, a large number of gangsters, including Al Capone, used Bucyrus as a stopping point during their travels. Many of the underground street systems used for quick getaways exist to this day.
Bucyrus and nearby Attractions
- Sears Woods State Nature Preserve
- Crawford Antique Farm Museum
- Harding Home
- Mount Gilead State Park
- Bucyrus Little Theatre
- Lowe-Volk Nature Center
Things To Do In Bucyrus
At the Crawford Antique Farm Museum, visitors can enjoy a glimpse of the farming traditions of the past. The Historic Crawford County Courthouse is noted for its spectacular stained glass dome, while the Toledo & Ohio Central Train Station is a relic of the steam engine era of the 1800s. Painted by artist Eric Grohe, the Great American Crossroads Mural showcases 100 years of the city's history. The Liberty Remembers Mural and the Light Mural are also popular local spots. The Eyestone Flower Farm has a huge collection of Gladiolas, Celosias, Tulips, Oriental Lilies and Dutch Irises. Golfers can enjoy a round at the River Oaks Golf Course and the Valley View Golf Course. The 38-acre Lowe-Volk Nature Center includes interpretive exhibits and offers a view across the meadow and forest. Visitors can also take corn maze tours in the Iron Spring Farm Corn Maze.
Port Columbus International is the nearest major airport.
Bucyrus Higher Education
Ashland University, Otterbein College and the University of Findlay are some of the nearby colleges and universities.