Introduction to Powell, Ohio
Powell, Ohio, in Delaware county, is 14 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. The village is in the Columbus area.
Several years before Ohio became a state, the community of Powell was settled, which was around 1801. Early settlers came from Middlebury, which explains why the area was known as Middlebury at that time. The residents adopted the name Powell from Judge Thomas Powell who established the first post office in 1857. Powell was incorporated in 1947 as a municipality.
Powell and Nearby Attractions
- Six Flags Wyandot Lake
- Sharon Woods Metropolitan Park
- Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
- Martin Perry House
- Columbus Topiary Garden
- Jack Nicklaus Museum
Things To Do In Powell
Some of the museums located near Powell are Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio Historical Center, Motts Military Museum and Nash House Museum. Santa Maria at Columbus near Powell is a replica of the flagship of Christopher Columbus. This is one the major attractions near the city. Dawes Arboretum is another popular destination near Powell. Prairie Oaks Metro Park, Inniswood Metro Gardens and Blacklick Woods Metro Park have provisions for recreational activities.
Air transportation is available from Port Columbus International Airport.
Powell Higher Education
Colleges closest to Powell include Franklin University, Columbus State Community College, Ohio Dominican University and Ohio State University.