Introduction to Chillicothe, Ohio
Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross county, is 43 miles S of Columbus, Ohio. As of the year 2000 census, 21,796 people lived in Chillicothe.
Chillicothe was founded by Colonel Nathaniel Massie in 1796. According to some, the area was named after an Indian tribe. However, another tradition claims that Chillicothe derived its name from an Indian term meaning "town at the leaning bank" or "principal town". Chillicothe was the capital of Ohio from 1803 to 1810 and from 1812 to 1816.
Chillicothe and nearby Attractions
- Great Seal State Park
- Story Mound
- Scioto Trail State Park
- Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
- Mid-Ohio Doll and Toy Museum
Things To Do In Chillicothe
There are many parks and recreational areas in Chillicothe including the Goldie Gunlock Park, Western View Park, Strawser Park, Yoctangee Park, Pine Street Park, and Manor Park. Chillicothe's floodwall includes a paved bike path. The city is home to the Majestic Theatre which is over a 100 years old. Chillicothe organizes numerous athletic events and festivals including the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival during the month of May, and the annual Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival in September.
International air transportation is available from Rickenbacker International Airport.
Chillicothe Higher Education
The local colleges are Ohio University - Chillicothe Branch, Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District, and Southeastern Business College.