Introduction to Pataskala, Ohio
Pataskala, Ohio, in Licking county, is 17 miles E of Columbus, Ohio. The city is part of the Columbus metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
Pataskala derived its name from a Delaware Indian term meaning 'Licking River'. David Heron was the first settler of the area. Richard Conine, the "Father of Pataskala," visited the area in 1805 along with his wife. Conine purchased 2,000 acres of the land and settled permanently in 1821. He named the area the Village of Conine. In 1851, the area was renamed Pataskala. It was incorporated in 1891. On January 19, 1997, Pataskala gained the status of a city.
Pataskala and Nearby Attractions
- Blacklick Woods Metro Park
- Granville Historical Society Museum
- Great Circle Earthworks
- Franklin Park Conservatory
Things To Do In Pataskala
There are several churches in Pataskala including Bethel Baptist Church, First United Presbyterian Church of Pataskala, Pataskala United Methodist Church, and Summit Station Freewill Baptist Church. You can visit the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. The city of Pataskala also organizes numerous recreational events and programs throughout the year.
Port Columbus International Airport is located nearby.
Pataskala Higher Education
The nearby colleges and universities are Ohio State University - Main Campus, Columbus State Community College and Denison University.