Introduction to Worthington, Ohio
Worthington, Ohio is 9 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. It is in Franklin County. The city is part of the Columbus metro area.
The area now known as Worthington was founded by James Kilbourne, owner of the Scioto Company. Kilbourne visited this place on May 7, 1803, to inspect and purchase the land for his company. It was named after Gov. Thomas Worthington on August 10, 1803. Ezra Griswold was one of its first settlers. The post office of Worthington was established in 1805 and Worthington was incorporated as a village in 1835. Worthington was reincorporated in 1954 as a city.
Worthington and Nearby Attractions
- Highbanks State Nature Preserve
- Worthington Historical Society's Doll Museum
- Ohio Railway Museum
- Orange Johnson House Museum
- Sharon Woods Metropolitan Park
- Wyandot Lake Adventure Park
Things To Do In Worthington
While staying in Worthington, you can visit the Doll Museum at the Old Rectory which features a great collection of 19th and 20th century dolls. If you want to learn more about 19th century Worthington, you can visit the Orange Johnson House Museum. The city also has many parks such as Broadmeadows Park, Indianola Park, Wilson Hill Park and Shelby Park. You can enjoy shopping at the Worthington Square Shopping Center.
Air transportation is available from Ohio State University Airport.
Worthington Higher Education
Capital University, Otterbein College and Devry Institute of Technology are among the nearby colleges and universities.