Discover Worthington's Hidden Gems!

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 Discover Worthington Ohio's historical gems!

Village of Worthington sign

May is National Preservation Month.  A month to "Discover" hidden gems according to one preservation site.  The "gems"  are historical gems... the nice thing about Worthington is the historical gems are not well hidden.  Worthington is full of preserved history.  Worthington is a New England village that was transplanted to the midwest.  A community planned in New England and founded in 1803.

Even if you are not in Old Worthington or Worthington, and just in Central Ohio there is history in your own backyard, on the north side of Franklin County in the City of Worthington. You can discover historic treasures just walking the streets of Old Worthington, North Street to South Street and Morning Street to Evening Street, the original Village of Worthington planned in New England and founded in 1803.   The neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places as a neighborhood.  Rush Creek on the south end of Worthington is another neighborhood that is a historic district.

Historical Plaque on the Old Worthington Hotel

Individual buildings and sites in Worthington are also registered.  You see plaques on many of the buildings in and around Old Worthington and historical markers. 

PreservationNation.org says of May:

"May is National Preservation Month and this year’s theme is “Discover America's Hidden Gems.” Communities from coast to coast are filled with unexplored historic treasures—and May’s the month to celebrate them!" 
Ohio Historical Marker Worthington

Worthington's Historic Treasures include: 




Worthington's Ancient History


 

 

 

 

 

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Suzanne McLaughlin
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Very interesting, Maureen.  I had no idea that preservation had a month, but, now I will have plenty of fodder to blog about.  We have a great historical society here in Wright County.  And, I will check your area out, too!

May 01, 2012 05:09 AM #1
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May is National Barbeque Month too... and National Hamburger Month and a bunch more (salad, salsa, strawberries.)  National Bicycle Month too... and Columbus made the top 50 bicycle cities or something like that.

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Maureen - a planned community designed in New England and built in another region? Is there a noticeable difference with other "native Ohian" communities around?

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Yes.  Even other communities in central Ohio that were also settled by people from New England are different than Worthington. I think the whole fact of company buying land and settling it was somewhat unique.  Some central Ohio communities  would have been settled by people from states other than  New England.  Worthington was settled 9 years before Columbus (2012 is Columbus 200th Birthday!)  Worthington was far enough out of Columbus and cut off enough that the original green and much of the village surrounding it remained intact.  Worthington was just a village until the 1950s.  Whether any of the other suburbs were settled with a green at the center, as a New England village would have been I do not know.  I do not see signs of it in the present cities.   Worthington's main street, High Street is like the main streets in most of suburbs.  I read High Street is a typical mid western street, and it does not look that different than Dublin, Powell, Westerville, etc. or other old towns in Ohio and throughout the Great Lakes states. Having a green at the middle of the village for grazing the sheeps, cows, etc. is unique though.  Of course there have not been sheep or cows grazing for years.  The farm lots that surrounded the Village of Worthington eventually got developed into residential neighborhoods, that surround the original Village of Worthington, which is referred to as Old Worthington, (or Olde Worthington) now. 

 

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Maureen - thank you for taking time explaining. It is very interesting. I put it in mymemory and if I happen to venture anywhere close, I will visit Olde Worthington.

Thank you

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