Introduction to Hilliard, Ohio
Hilliard, Ohio, in Franklin county, is 9 miles NW of Columbus, Ohio. The city is located in the Columbus metropolitan area. Hilliard has a population of 24,230.
The city was named after its founder, John Reed Hilliard, who initiated development in this area by purchasing 10 acres of farmland. He platted the town by September, 1853 and it had its first post office in 1854. It was officially incorporated as a village in July of 1869. It achieved the status of a city in December 1960, after the population figures crossed 5,600.
Hilliard and nearby Attractions
- Hilliard Municipal Park
- Heritage Rail Trail
- Weaver Park
- Heritage Golf Club
- Griggs Reservoir
- Franklin County Fairgrounds
Things To Do In Hilliard
The historic district of Norwood Street has preserved the rich heritage of the area with its architectural styles and residential structures. The Heritage Rail Trail, which stretches over seven miles, is a multi-purpose trail where people can go bicycling, rollerblading, jogging and walking.
The Rickenbacker International Airport offers regular services.
Hilliard Higher Education
Capital University, Devry Institute of Technology and Otterbein College are all a short driving distance away from Hilliard.