Worthington a part of the plan

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Ohio Historical Marker Worthington A Planned Community 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.

More about Worthington's History:

Worthington's Ancient History

Old Worthington Building Gets New Options

Colonial Hill's A History

A New England Village in Central Ohio

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Oh come on Maureen....you mean you are confused by our funky names no one can pronounce from outside the are....say Wauwatosa, Oconomowoc....the history I think was established by sometimes laying out Indian trails which explains why you can get into Waukesha, Madison and Racine and can't get out...

Apr 27, 2009 12:36 AM #3
Maureen McCabe
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Our rivers have Indian names but the towns and townships do not seem to... at a historical marker (I notice them and read them)  at a park I hike at a lot along the Olentangy River it says the Olentangy River used to have a differentname?  It was one of the early settlers names... I want to say that they called it the Whetstone River???  but I could be wrong...

I was much more used to the Indian names growing up in Wisconsin.

OK thinking of Indian words...  Gahanna is a Central Ohio town, with an Indian name... the City of Delaware and the county of Delaware are named after an Indian tribe.... some of the counties have Indian names,  but not as many as in Wisconsin.  Something must have changed betweein the time Ohio was settled and the time Wisconsiin was settled that it was cool to use the Indian names rather than naming everything with an English name.

What confused me in Waukesha was I lived in the City of Waukesha but there was a town of Waukesha too?  Not sure if Town of Waukesha meant in the Waukesha Township.

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