Pickaway County Fair
415 Lancaster Pike (SR 22 East) Circleville, OH 43113
County Fair is a great time for the entire family! Enjoy a variety of grandstand
events such as: Demolition Derby, Truck & Tractor Pulls, Motorcross, &
Harness Racing. Spend all day on the amusement rides, looking at the various displays,
and watching our local youth show off their hard work.
Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm
Run Metro Park
1375 State Route 674 N.
Winchester, OH 43110
(Northern Pickaway County)
Slate Run Living Historical Farm is one of the most culturally significant sites
in central Ohio. At this farm rural agricultural life as it was in the 1880s can
be found. The buildings, machinery, livestock, plants, and crops are typical of
those found on farms one hundred years ago.
Run brings together the many elements that make Ohio so beautiful. Everything
from wooded, rolling hills and steep ridges to wetlands and farmed areas can be
Metro Park's beauty can best be experienced by hiking on one of the nature trails.
Sugar Maple Trail winds through ravines and ridgetops that were formed from Berea
sandstone wearing away to reveal the shale underneath. Five Oaks Trail is named
for the five species of oak trees that can be seen while walking on the trail.
A variety of wildflowers, animals, birds, and fishes are also observed when hiking
through this park. For More information on the park write to:
PO Box 29169
Columbus, OH 43229
For farm tours call 614-833-1880
Park Office 614-891-0700
Green's Heritage Museum
Orient, OH 43146
Local Phone: (614) 877-4254
will impress a person the most about Green's Heritage Museum is the extent to
which the proprietor, William Green, has gone to collect the variety of buildings
and pieces found here. An assortment of collectibles from toy trains, to model
tractors, to a collection of bikes, visitors will be amazed by the variety and
number of items the Green's have acquired through their life. And, probably the
highlight of a visit is admiring the 50 some pieces of antique horse drawn carriages
including an Abbott & Downing Mud Coach. From a 1799 Smoke House to the 1930s
White Castle Restaurant, all of the 14 buildings represent a unique part of central
133 W. Main St., Box 492
Circleville, OH 43113
Phone: (740) 477-3630
son, Ted Lewis, for which the city park is named for, is remembered in the Ted
Lewis Museum. Ted Lewis had one of the very first recognized jazz bands and for
whom many other well known musicians including: Beeny Goodman, Fats Waller, the
Dorseys, got their start.
museum is housed in the only remaining building from the original town circle
and has a small theater which runs early TV and movie clips recalling the jazz
entertainer's popularity. Memorabilia like his clarinet, old top hat and sheet
music, 'When My Baby Smiles at Me,' are found here organizing his career and hometown
Pickaway County Historical Museums
Small Town Museum
Ashville, OH 43103
A one-of-a kind museum
that will warm the heart and stimulate the mind is what can be found in the small
community of Ashville. This museum has been nationally recognized on the Oprah
Winfrey Show, in the book, New Roadside America, and by the Sunday New York Times.
Musuem has a display which tells about the silver nuggets unearthed at the Snake
Den Mounds and gives information about famous writers, inventors, politicians,
entertainers, and the not-so-famous who once lived in this railroad boom town.
The Musuem is open to the public free of charge
all year from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call the museum at 740-983-9864 to arrange a tour
or leave a message.
Clarke May Museum
The Clarke-May House
162 W. Union St.
Circleville, OH 43113
This museum is full of interesting local history including Indian and Pioneer Artifacts, Pickaway County Memorabilia and Prints of Nests and Eggs of Ohio Birds by the Jones Family. It is home to the Pickaway County Historical and has a large meeting room incorporated in the old family kitchen. Hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or other times by appointment.
County Public Library
1160 North Court St
Circleville, OH 43113
Local Phone: 740-477-2855
Toll Free: 888-268-3756
Take Route 23 to the Route 22 exit East, go two blocks,
turn left on to Court Street, library is 1.3 miles on the right.
library stands as a lasting tribute to the vision, effort, and commitment of a
caring community and was dedicated December 16th, 1999.
The Pickaway County Historical & Genealogical Society aquired a 2.5 mile long
section of the Ohio Erie Canal in 1999. Located in Wayne township along Canal
Road, it stretches from the old Penn Central Railroad right-of-way south to the
Scioto River access maintained by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, near
where the old village of Westfall once flourished. The canal is maintained as
an historical, educational, and recreational are open to the public.
Construction on the Ohio Erie Canal was begun in 1825. The Canal reached Circleville
in 1831 and by 1835 linked the interior of the state with Lake Erie on the North
and the Ohio River on the South. This gave the Ohio farmer and merchant access
to the markets on the East Coast, a great boom to the economy of the state's interior.
The Canal cost $4,695,000 and was 333 miles from Portsmouth to Cleveland. The
trip by canal boat took about 80 hours. It was slow, but one horse could pull
a canal boat laden with freight that would require several wagons and 30 horses
to pull over land.
The coming of the railroad about the middle of the
19th century was the beginning of the end of the Canal Era in Ohio, but the canal
was in use until 1913. The aqueduct at Circleville which carried canal boats across
the Scioto River was the longest on the canal. There were 152 locks along the
The Historical & Genealogical Society and many volunteers
have spent countless hours cleaning up the old canal and developing the Canal
Park, located on Canal Road. Kayaking and canoeing are just some of the many activities
you can find along the canal. For more information please contact the Pickaway
County Historical Society at (740) 474-1495 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday thru Friday
1:00 to 4:00 pm
thru March 31st- Wednesday & Thursday and by appointment
Pickaway County Historical and Genealogical Library
210 N. Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113
The library features genealogy and historical records, photos, ledgers diaries, newspapers and probate archives. Open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 1 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. Please call for more information or visit on the web www.pchgl.org.
Players Community Theater
1/2 E. Main St.
Circleville OH, 43113
Phone: (740) 474-5856
Circleville Memorial Hall
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ghost wearing a blue uniform is seen in mirrors at Circleville's Memorial Hall.
Toilets sometimes flush by themselves. Since Civil War veterans built the Hall
in 1890, it's possible that he's one of them. The Memorial is where Circleville's
accomplished Roundtown Players put on productions all through the year. According
to an actor who contacted me, the ghost there is known as Charlie, and although
he appears to be benevolent, he scares animals pretty badly. One dog nearly went
insane after being closed in upstairs.
Theatre is in the historical Memorial Hall on the second floor. Enter the Main Street Door.
Located on the southwest corner of Main (USR 22) and Pickaway Streets in Circleville.
Local Drama Troupe
Pond State Nature Preserve
4792 Hagerty Road
Ashville, OH 43103
Pond State Nature Preserve, dedicated August 23, 1974, is nature's own monument
to the great ice fields which once covered most of Ohio 17,000 years ago. Stage's
Pond is an example of one of the distinctive features of glaciated areas, a kettle
lake. As the glacier receded from this part of present-day Pickaway County, an
immense chunk of ice broke free and remained behind to be covered with accumulating
sands, gravels, and other glacial debris washing off the melting glacier. When
the land-locked ice mass finally melted, it left a great depression in the landscape.
Circleville Raceway Park
This state of the art asphalt road course is one of the premiere facilities in Ohio and features professional kart and motorcycle racing from April through October. The track has such amenities as a drive through high-tech digital scale, both magnetic and AMB timing loops, board meeting rooms, a double grid for 40 karts, on site ambulance, and a concession stand. Racing kart rentals $1.50 per lap.
Observation tickets $10.00 adults; $8.00 children
19413 USR 23 N
Circleville, OH (740) 412-4129
Creek State Park
20635 Waterloo Rd.
Mt. Sterling, OH 43143
Enjoy an overnight
stay at the Deer Creek Lodge, the camping facilities, or rent out the Harding
Cabin (once a presidential retreat). While you're there, enjoy golfing, tennis,
hiking, biking, swimming and fishing. Stop in at the marina and rent a jet ski
or take a boat out for the day. Maybe even a picnic would satisfy you after a
day at the beach. There's just so much to do at Deer Creek State Park. Also visit
the Deer Creek Dam, run by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Manchester Hill Winery
13160 Tarlton Rd
Circleville OH 43113
This four-acre micro farm along the Village of Tarlton features a Winery and Bed and Breakfast. The McGraths raise chickens, ducks and geese as well as two goats. The Bed and Breakfast Cottage is available by reservation. The Winery retail area and farm market is open 4-9 p.m. Fridays, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and weekdays by appointment.
More Information on Attractions in Pickaway County, Contact:
County Visitors Bureau
Phone: 740-474-3636, 888-770-PICK
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