Introduction to Dublin, Ohio
Dublin, Ohio, in Franklin county, is 11 miles NW of Columbus, Ohio. The city is in the Columbus metropolitan area.
The earliest settlers arrived in 1802, but real development did not begin until the Sells family arrived. John Sells settled with his family and surveyed lots with his Irish partner John Shields. It is said that Shields named the town "Dublin" after his birthplace of Dublin in Ireland. Dublin was a small town until 1970, after which the construction of Interstate 270 led to rapid growth. It was established as a city in 1987.
Dublin and Nearby Attractions
- Columbus Museum of Art
- Ohio State Capitol
- James Thurber House
- Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
- Columbus Topiary Garden
- Sharon Woods Metropolitan Park
Things To Do In Dublin
The city of Dublin offers easy access to several places of historical interest. These include the James Thurber House, Ohio State Capitol, Ohio Statehouse and Livingston House. Exhibits in the Nash House Museum, Motts Military Museum and Columbus Museum of Art depict the area's cultural and historical background. Facilities for hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing and canoeing are available at the nearby Highbanks Metropolitan Park, Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park and Sharon Woods Metropolitan Park. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Riviera Golf Club, and Tartan Fields Golf Club. The city also hosts the Memorial Tournament, a part of golf's PGA Tour. Among the other annual events in Dublin are the Fourth of July music event, the Dublin Irish Festival, and a St. Patrick's Day parade.
Air transportation is available from the Port Columbus International Airport.
Dublin Higher Education
Colleges near Dublin are Capital University, Columbus State Community College, Ohio State University and Otterbein College.