Introduction to Pickerington, Ohio
Pickerington, Ohio, in Fairfield county, is 14 miles E of Columbus, Ohio. The city, which is in the Columbus metropolitan area, has a population of 9,792.
Before the white settlers, natives like the Wyandottes, the Shawnees and Mingos lived in the area of the present Violet Township. The first settler arrived in Pickerington 1808. In 1815, Abraham Pickering laid out the earliest plat of old Pickerington. The city's name was kept in honor of Abraham Pickering in 1827. It was basically an agricultural and dairy community for many years, but it became an incorporated city in 1991.
Pickerington and Nearby Attractions
- Mid-Ohio Doll and Toy Museum
- Livingston House
- Blacklick Woods Metro Park
- Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
- Dawes Arboretum
- Six Flags Wyandot Lake
Things To Do In Pickerington
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum and Pickerington Museum are located in the area. There are also several museums near the city including the Mid-Ohio Doll and Toy Museum, Motts Military Museum, and the Slate Run Living Historical Farm. The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium houses numerous animals and also has a golf course. Dawes Arboretum has a well maintained Japanese garden, a collection of bonsai, and various other species of plants. Chestnut Ridge Metro Park, Pickerington Ponds Metro Park, Three Creeks Metro Park, and Blacklick Woods Metro Park provide opportunities for recreation.
Air transportation is available from Port Columbus International Airport.
Pickerington Higher Education
Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, and Franklin University are colleges near Pickerington.