Introduction to Westerville, Ohio
Westerville, Ohio, in Franklin county, is 12 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. The city is included in the Columbus metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 35,318 people lived in Westerville.
The area that is now known as Westerville saw its first European settlers in 1810. A few years later Dutch settlers Peter, Matthew and William Westervelt arrived from New York. The area was named in the honor of the Westervelt family because Mathew Westervelt donated land for the building of the Methodist Church in 1836. The area was platted in 1856 and incorporated in August of 1858.
Westerville and nearby Attractions
- Hoover Reservoir
- Thomas State Nature Preserve
- Sharon Woods Metro Park
- Inniswood Metro Gardens
- Purdy Museum of Ceramics
- Hanby House
Things To Do In Westerville
In the year 2007, the city was ranked 46th on Money Magazine's 100 Best Places to Live. The town center offers satisfying dining opportunities with its local boutiques and restaurants. There are several parklands spread out over a vast acreage, which have walking trails and beautiful gardens.
Port Columbus International is the closest major airport.
Westerville Higher Education
Otterbein and Hondros are local colleges. One can also pursue higher education at Capital University and the Devry Institute of Technology, which are nearby.