Introduction to Gahanna, Ohio
Gahanna, Ohio is 7 miles NE of Columbus, Ohio. It is in Franklin county. The city is part of the Columbus metro area. The population of Gahanna is 32,636.
Gahanna was originally established as a plantation spread over 800 acres of land by John Clark. The area developed over the following years and was officially incorporated in 1881. Gahanna is situated at the convergence of the branches of Big Walnut Creek, which was formerly called Gahanna Creek. According to local lore, the name of the area was derived from an Indian word meaning "the meeting of three creeks." Gahanna is also known as the Herb Capital of Ohio.
Gahanna and nearby Attractions
- Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve
- William H Thomas Art Gallery
- Old Wood Market
- Columbus Jewish Historical Society
- Jefferson Golf and Country Club
- Blendon Woods Metro Park
Things To Do In Gahanna
In 2007, Gahanna was listed by Money Magazine as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. It has more than 700 acres of parkland and reserves which offer playgrounds, picnic areas, trails and a paddleboat marina, among many other attractions.
The local airport is Port Columbus International.
Gahanna Higher Education
There are several higher educational institutions around including Otterbein College, The Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College and Franklin University.