A report on Columbus, Ohio

Shrum Mound, the feature of Campbell Memorial Park
Map of the Ohio Country between 1775 and 1794, depicting locations of battles and massacres surrounding the area that would eventually become Ohio
View of the city from Capital University in 1854
Bird's eye view map of Columbus in 1872
The city c. 1924
Columbus in 1936
Street arches returned to the Short North in late 2002.
Panorama of downtown Columbus from the Main Street Bridge
Downtown, 2015
Satellite image of Columbus
Racial distribution in Columbus in 2010:
The Santa Maria Ship & Museum, a replica, was docked downtown from 1991 to 2014
St. Joseph Cathedral, seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus
The AEP Building, headquarters to American Electric Power
North Market
The LeVeque Tower
Columbus Museum of Art
COSI, a science and children's museum
The Ohio Theatre, a National Historic Landmark
The Ohio Stadium, on the OSU Campus, is the 7th-largest non-racing stadium in the world.
Nationwide Arena, home of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets
Mapfre Stadium, the first soccer-specific stadium in the U.S., and former home to the Columbus Crew
Audubon nature center at Scioto Audubon Metro Park, the first built close to a major city's downtown
The Ohio State Fair is held in late July to early August.
The Ohio Statehouse
The Ohio Judicial Center overlooks the Scioto River and Scioto Mile Promenade
University Hall at the Ohio State University
Indianola Junior High School was the first middle school in the U.S.
Main Library of the Columbus Metropolitan Library system
The Columbus Dispatch Building, 90-year home to the newspaper
Locations of numbered streets and avenues
I-71, part of the innerbelt around downtown, bridged by numerous overpasses
The Discovery Bridge
John Glenn Columbus International Airport departure level
Port Columbus Airport tower and terminal from 1929 to 1958
COTA's Spring Street Terminal, one of its five transit centers
Arcade of the third Union Station, the city's rail station from 1897 to 1977
CoGo bikeshare station in the Arena District

State capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Ohio.

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Ohio

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State in the Midwestern region of the United States.

State in the Midwestern region of the United States.

Artists conception of the Fort Ancient SunWatch Indian Village in Dayton.
Iroquois conquests during the Beaver Wars (mid-1600s), which largely depopulated the upper and mid-Ohio River valley.
The Ohio Country indicating battle sites between American settlers and indigenous tribes, 1775–1794.
Rufus Putnam by James Sharples, Jr., 1797
Battle of Lake Erie by William Henry Powell.
The route of Morgan's Raid.
The first Standard Oil refinery was opened in Cleveland by businessman John D. Rockefeller.
Iron being converted to steel for wartime efforts at Youngstown's Republic Steel in 1941.
Geographic regions of Ohio.
Map of Ohio cities and rivers.
Köppen climate types of Ohio, using 1991-2020 climate normals.
Ohio population density map.
Amish children on their way to school
Cincinnati's Procter & Gamble is one of Ohio's largest companies in terms of revenue.
Cincinnati light rail
The Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, home to the Ohio General Assembly.
The Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center holds the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Presidential election results by county for 2020
University Hall at the Ohio State University in Columbus.
Bosworth Hall at Oberlin College in northeast Ohio.
Springer Auditorium at the Cincinnati Music Hall.
Progressive Field, home to the Cleveland Guardians baseball team
Ohio Stadium in Columbus, home to the Ohio State Buckeyes football team, is the fifth largest stadium in the world.
Population growth by county in Ohio between the 2010 and 2020 censuses. -10 to -5 percent
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The state's capital and largest city is Columbus, with the Columbus metro area, Greater Cincinnati, and Greater Cleveland being the largest metropolitan areas.

Ohio State University

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University Hall was the first building on campus, built in 1873 and reconstructed in 1976
A view of The Oval green space in the early 20th century.
Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes with fullback Dick Doyle and assistant coach Ernie Godfrey, 1952
The East Atrium at the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library.
Aerial view of the main campus, with Drinko Hall and the South Oval in the foreground.
The Ohio Union was the first student union at a state university in the United States.
The Wexner Medical Center campus.
The Recreation and Physical Activity Center and Scarlet Skyway.
Hale Hall was the original home of the Ohio Union.
Fans celebrating Ohio State's victory in the 2019 Rose Bowl with the Ohio State University Marching Band.
South Campus Gateway.
Ohio Stadium is the fifth largest stadium in the world.
Men's basketball against Duke at Value City Arena in 2021.
The 1976 University Hall is one of the most prominent buildings on campus.
Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator from Ohio since 2007.
R. L. Stine, children's book author
Tom Carper, U.S. Senator from Delaware since 2001
Richard Lewis, comedian
Harlan Ellison, science fiction author
Jesse Owens, American track and field athlete and four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games
Marcia Fudge, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Roy Lichtenstein, pop artist
Archie Griffin, former NFL running back and two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy
Les Wexner, billionaire businessman
Kirk Herbstreit, analyst for ESPN's College GameDay
Tyler Joseph, frontman for the musical duo Twenty One Pilots
Jack Nicklaus, former professional golfer
Brian Sandoval, 29th Governor of Nevada, served from 2011 to 2019
Patricia Heaton, actress
Bob Knight, former college basketball coach
Eddie George, former NFL running back and winner of the Heisman Trophy
John Kasich, politician, author, and television news host who served as the 69th Governor of Ohio from 2011 to 2019
Cris Carter, Hall of Fame football wide receiver
George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees
J.D. Vance, author
Jack Buck, sportscaster
J.K. Simmons, actor
Dwight Yoakam, singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, known for his pioneering style of country music
Larry Sanger, Wikipedia co-founder
George Voinovich, former United States senator from Ohio
Patricia Heaton, actress

The Ohio State University, commonly Ohio State or OSU, is a public land-grant research university in Columbus, Ohio.

Downtown Columbus, Ohio

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Western portion of downtown from the Discovery District
Nationwide Arena
The Columbus Metropolitan Library's Main Library
The Columbus Museum of Art
Miranova Condominiums
North Market
Municipal offices: 77 N. Front St., CPD headquarters, and the Coleman Government Center around the City Commons park
The Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center
The Ohio Theatre

Downtown Columbus is the central business district of Columbus, Ohio.

Franklin County, Ohio

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County in the U.S. state of Ohio.

County in the U.S. state of Ohio.

Most of its land area is taken up by its county seat, Columbus, the state capital and most populous city in Ohio.

Columbus has numerous pedestrian skywalks linking together downtown buildings.

Columbus metropolitan area, Ohio

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the counties of Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, and Union.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the counties of Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, and Union.

Columbus has numerous pedestrian skywalks linking together downtown buildings.
Lane Avenue Bridge, University District
John Glenn Columbus International Airport departure level
Historic Crew Stadium, the first soccer-specific stadium in the U.S., and former home of Columbus Crew SC

The population of the MSA is 2,078,725 according to 2017 census estimates, making the Columbus metropolitan area the 32nd most populous in the United States and the second largest in Ohio behind the Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Franklinton (Columbus, Ohio)

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Neighborhood road sign
Lucas Sullivant, founder of Franklinton
Original Franklinton plat map
Gen. William Henry Harrison Headquarters in Franklinton
Engine House No. 6, a city fire station from 1892 to 1966
A rescue boat during the 1913 flood
Franklinton branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library
West Broad Street in the neighborhood's center
The Scioto Peninsula, in the foreground
The 1908 Columbus Plan envisioned a new civic center branching across the Scioto River
Mount Carmel West, demolished in 2019-20
Sunshine Terrace, a low income housing project demolished in 2014, set to be replaced by the second phase of the River & Rich development
Genoa Park is at the edge of the neighborhood, between the Scioto River and COSI.
Former Franklinton Post Office, built 1807, the oldest building in Columbus still on its original foundations
Green Lawn Abbey, a mausoleum built in 1927
The Toledo and Ohio Station is one of two remaining train station buildings in Columbus, now used by a firefighters' union
Station 10 (right) beside the historic Engine House No. 10 (left)
The peninsula c. 1923
The peninsula in 1981

Franklinton is a neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio, just west of its downtown.

Arena District

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The Ohio Penitentiary
Nationwide Arena
Huntington Park
McFerson Commons

The Arena District is a mixed-use planned development and neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio.

Map of Delaware County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Delaware County, Ohio

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County located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Ohio.

County located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Ohio.

Map of Delaware County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

By 1900, Delaware had its first electric streetway, and an electric interurban railroad connecting Marion and Columbus ran through the county.

1872 bird's eye view facing northeast

Capitol Square

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1872 bird's eye view facing northeast
The square facing southeast in 1893
Capitol Square facing northwest, 1936

Capitol Square is a public square in Downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Scioto River

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River in central and southern Ohio more than 231 miles in length.

River in central and southern Ohio more than 231 miles in length.

Map of the Scioto River watershed
In western Hardin County, within 1 mi of its source
The Scioto River at Chillicothe
Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio
The Scioto River near South Bloomfield

It rises in Hardin County just north of Roundhead, Ohio, flows through Columbus, Ohio, where it collects its largest tributary, the Olentangy River, and meets the Ohio River at Portsmouth.