Introduction to London, Ohio
London was established in 1810 by Patrick McLene to serve as the county seat of Madison County. Some opine that it was named after the London Company, which surveyed the land, whereas others suggest that since many of the residents were from Great Britain, the city acquired the name, London. Madison County, which was established on the 1st of March, 1810, was named after James Madison who was the US President when Madison was established.
London and Nearby Attractions
- Madison County Children’s Home
- Six Flags Wyandot Lake
- Springfield Museum of Art
- Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
- Deer Creek State Park
- Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park
Things To Do In London
The city celebrates the London Strawberry Festival in June and the Madison County Fair in July. Merri-Mac Park and Cowling Park are located in London. The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium or the Madison County Children’s Home are often visited by families and children. Fort Ancient, Logan Elm, Hanby House and Livingston House are several historic sites near London. People may play golf and tennis or enjoy camping, fishing, boating and swimming at the Deer Creek State Park. Santa Maria and Columbus Topiary Garden are other popular attractions near London.
Air transportation is available at Rickenbacker International Airport.
London Higher Education
Wittenberg University, Cedarville University and Capital University are some of the colleges located near London.