Introduction to Lancaster, Ohio
Lancaster, Ohio, in Fairfield county, is 27 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. The city is included in the Columbus metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 35,335 people lived in Lancaster.
Lancaster, Ohio was founded by Colonel Ebenezer Zane from Wheeling in November 1800. The Indians' defeat in the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794, followed by the Treaty of Greenville in 1796, made the area safe for settlement. The Colonel realized this opportunity and set about developing the area. It was incorporated as a town in 1831.
Lancaster and nearby Attractions
- Mount Pleasant
- Sherman House
- Ohio Historical Society
- Fairfield County Fairgrounds
- Sherman Memorial
- St. John’s Episcopal Church
Things To Do In Lancaster
The Fairfield County Fairgrounds is situated at the foot of Mt. Pleasant It was founded in 1850 and is spread over 65 acres of land. It is a popular spot and is also the oldest fair which has been in continuous operation in Ohio. Lancaster also has many municipal parks, such as the Rising Park, which surrounds Mt. Pleasant. It rises 300 feet above the surrounding plains and offers excellent views.
The Rickenbacker International Airport offers air transportation facilities.
Lancaster Higher Education
Some major universities nearby are the Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, Franklin University and Denison University.