Worthington Ohio was a planned community.
The Ohio Historical Marker at 777 High Street in Worthington (the Griswold Center) says:
" Worthington A Planned Community
Based on a plan adopted by Scioto Company proprietors before their arrival in Ohio, Worthington was established following the New England model. The town formed a grid patter around a village green. Settlers were required to own at least one town lot and a rural tract for farming. Some setters were designated to operate the first tavern and sawmill. The church and school were assigned double lots on the square and tracts to farm for their support. An Episcopal Church, school, subscription library and Masonic lodge soon followed. Within months Worthington was a complete New England town transplanted to Ohio."
The Worthington.org website is a great place to learn more about the early history of this Central Ohio community that was settled by people from New England in 1803. For the cities bicentennial in 2003 the City of Worthington, the Worthington Historical Society and the Worthington Libraries did a project called Worthington Memory.
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