Introduction to Grove City, Ohio
Grove City, Ohio, in Franklin county, is 7 miles SW of Columbus, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Columbus metropolitan area. Grove City has a population of 27,075.
Grove City History
The present day Grove City was originally part of the land grants given to General Daniel Morgan and Colonel William Washington, the Revolutionary War veterans. Later, in 1846, William Foster Breck purchased around fifteen and a half acres of the land. Along with three other men, Breck established Grove City in 1852. It was incorporated as a village in March 1866 and a local doctor, named Joseph Bulen, was elected as the first mayor. On November 16, 1959, Grove City was reincorporated as a city.
Grove City and nearby Attractions
- Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park
- Santa Maria
- Columbus Museum of Art
- Columbus Topiary Garden
- James Thurber House
Things To Do In Grove City
Visitors can spend time at the gardens at Gantz Farm, which include three separate gardens called the Garden of Yesterday, Garden of Today, and Garden of Tomorrow. The city also includes a variety of bars, restaurants, pubs, and shops. In addition, Grove City has a family water park, bike trails, and eight playgrounds. Softball can be played at Fryer Park. The city also organizes a number of annual events such as Blast at Beulah celebration of American Independence, Arts in the Alley celebration, and the hot air balloon event, Balloons Off Broadway.
Grove City Transportation
Air transportation is available from Rickenbacker International Airport.
Grove City Higher Education
Capital University, Columbus State Community College and Ohio State University - Main Campus provide higher education to the citizens of Grove City.