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Columbus is located in Franklin County and is the county seat. Two important rivers flow through the city--the Olentangy River and the Scioto River.

The first settlers in the Columbus region settled on the west side of the Scioto in 1797 and named their town Franklinton. In 1821, the land directly opposite the town, on the east bank of the river, was selected as the site of the state capital. In the same year, the state legislature adopted the name Columbus for the city, after Christopher Columbus. In 1834, Columbus received a city charter and in 1871 annexed the greater part of Franklinton.

Columbus' top three employers are the retail trade industry; finance, insurance and real estate; and professional education services. It is also the home of Ohio State University.The Columbus BlueJackets have made a name here as the city's NHL team and the city's AFL team is the Columbus Destroyers. Both teams compete at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus.

Outdoor recreation can be found at Buckeye State Park and Buckeye Lake about 20 miles east and Hoover Reservoir and Alum Creek Lake just north of town. Golfers have 4 public 18-hole and 2 9-hole courses to choose from.

Ohio Italian Festival | Park Street Festival | Central Ohio School Of Dog Grooming Inc | Columbus Paraprofessional Institute | Juneteenthohio Festival | Ohioana Book Festival |
Antique Shops and Shows Morse Road Antique Center |
Art A Muse Gallery | Columbus Museum of Art | Gallery V | J Crandol's Short North Gallery | Rebecca Ibel Gallery | Thomas R. Riley Galleries | Magic Mountain |
Education Ohio State University |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Bexley's Monk Restaurant | Graystone Winery and Restaurant | Monaco's Palace | Ritz Catering | Strada World Cuisine | Heart of Ohio Hospice | Parkside Behavioral Healthcare Inc | Select Specialty Hospital - West Cols |
History Jack Nicklaus Museum |
Public Libraries Columbus Metropolitan Library |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Holiday Inn Columbus I-270/Worthington | Holiday Inn-Columbus Airport | Radisson Hotel Columbus - Airport |
Museum Ohio Railway Museum |
Ohio Counties Franklin County |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Chris Davis Auctioneer and REALTOR | Friendship Village | Grubb & Ellis Adena Realty Advisors | Horizon Real Estate Group | John Jung Jr, REALTOR |
Retirement New Lincoln Lodge |
Science COSI |
Shopping Judaica Gallery | Pine Peddlers Floral & Gifts |
Transportation Columbus Southwest Airport | Port Columbus International Airport |

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09/03 Coming to The area
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Smokin' on the Water - BBQ Festival By The Lake Liberty IN May4-5 Arts, Crafts, and Antiques of all kinds are permitted and desired. Lawn Equipment, Golf Carts, Personal Mobility Devices, Home Healthcare Products, ATVs, RVs, Vehicles, Boats, Outdoor Cooking Equipment, and Sporting Goods are also permitted and desired.
CincItalia the Cincinnati Italian Festival Cincinnati OH May17-19 Come early and be dazzled by CincItalia's Italian Auto Show and enriched by our traditional Italian Statue Procession.
Park Street Festival Columbus OH June7-8 So many Food Trucks, so little time! Bringing you the best & most diverse food trucks in all of Ohio, all in one place!
Italian American Summer Festival Berea OH June28-30 Bocce tournament, dancing with live entertainment at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
Dayton Celtic Festival Dayton OH July26-28 Shop with our merchandise vendors for everything from Celtic souvenirs to the finest products imported from Ireland, Scotland, and Great Britain. Eat drink and be merry in our authentic Celtic food court.