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  1. About Circleville

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  2. Circleville Herald

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  3. Circleville Pumpkin Show

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  4. Circleville Charter Commission

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  7. Message From the Mayor

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  9. Ohio Christian University

    Our mission at Ohio Christian University is to prepare students to serve effectively in the church and society by providing a holistic, Christ-centered, biblically integrated education in the Wesleyan tradition.

  10. Parks & Recreation

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  11. Pickaway County

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  12. Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center

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Where is Circleville, Ohio?

Circleville, Ohio is located on US Route 23 approximately 25 miles south of Columbus.

If you are traveling on Route 23 to get to Circleville, it will be impossible to miss the exits for The Pumpkin Show.

Facts of Circleville

  • Year Founded: 1810
  • Population: 13,314 (2010 Census)
  • Type of Government: Mayor/Council
Annual Festival
The annual Circleville Pumpkin Show is held the 3rd Wednesday - Saturday of October every year. It is one the major festivals of the United States. It attracts over 400,000 visitors each year.

Interesting History Facts
  • Ted Lewis, a vaudeville performer, who was well known for his top hat, cane and clarinet and who sang, “Me and My Shadow” was born and raised in Circleville. There is a Ted Lewis Museum which exhibits his memorabilia.
  • Caleb Atwater, the “Father of Ohio's Public School System” lived in Circleville for many years.

Best Places to Live in Circleville, Ohio

Capital city - Geographic center of Ohio along Scioto River. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Circleville, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

In addition to numerous national chains, Pickaway County is home to locally-owned restaurants that offer unique dining experiences. From steak to pizza and everything in between, visitors are sure to find something they enjoy.

Bamboo House Restaurant
1234 N. Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-7333

Baseball's Dairy Diamond/Triple Play Pizza
78 Cromley St.
Ashville, OH
(740) 983-4487

Buckeye Station Pizza
11970 Cincinnati Zanesville Rd
Stoutsville, OH 43154
(740) 420-0300

Cardo's Pizza
505 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 420-3145

Cherry Street Diner
29 Cherry St.
Ashville, OH 43130
(740) 983-9669

Cristy's Pizza
1029 S. Court St
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 420-9191

Crosstown Creamery and Diner
90 W Main Street
Tarlton, OH 43156
(740) 477-1000

D J's Pizza & Subs
30 S. Harrison Street
Tarlton, OH 43156
(740) 474-7422

Doughboyz Pizza
15 Front St.
Orient, OH 43146
(614) 877-1100

El Palomar
1412 Circleville Plaza Drive
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-1176

Gant's Pizza & Pub
114 South Court Street
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-6076

Gibbys Eatery & Sports Bar
126 West Main St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 477-3471

Goodwin's Family Restaurant
214 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-1238

Grand Buffet
1450 Circleville Plaza Dr
Circleville OH 43113
(740) 477-8882

Jackie Ray's Grill
20 Cromley St.
Ashville, OH 43103
(740) 983-0020

Main Street Pub and Grill
207 W Main St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-9078

Manchester Hill Winery
13160 Tarlton Rd,
Circleville, OH 43113
(845) 893-8724

Marcy Store and Diner
1004 Winchester So Rd. (St Rt 674)
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
(614) 837-0734

Mikes Pizza
15 Wright Street
Ashville, OH 43103
(740) 983-2352

Mo's Place
22 E. Scioto Street
Commerical Point, Ohio 43116
(614) 877-0977

Nana & Pap's Pizzeria & Ice Cream
4 E. Scioto Street
Commerical Point, Ohio 43116
(614) 877-9500

Pizza Cottage
23401 US Hwy 23 South
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-3620

Rafter's Restaurant at Deer Creek Resort
22300 State Park Rd #20
Mount Sterling, OH 43143
(740) 869-2020

Richie's New York Corner Deli
206 S. Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 497- 4663

Scioto Valley Coffee
216 W. Main St.
Circleville, OH
(740) 474-6400

Shifty's Tavern
122 S. Washington St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 420-9835

Station House 81
11 Front Street
Commerical Point, OH 43116
(614) 877-0000

The Goody Nooke
2512 US Rt 22 W
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-9988

Thirsty Parrot Bar & Grill
706 S. Washington St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-4201

119 E. Main St.
Cirlceville, OH 43113
(740) 497-4804

Watt Street Tavern
115 Watt St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-2158

Aaron's Sales and Lease
1456 Circleville Plaza
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-6292

Articus Studio “Back Door” Store
8341 Old Tarlton Pike
Stoutsville, Oh 43154
(740) 477-1238

American Eagle Auction Company
20060 USR 23 N.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 477-3900

Aztech TV
132 W. Main St
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 477-2771

Ashville Apothecary
3400 State Route 752
Ashville, OH 43103
(740) 983-2501

Big Lots Store
201 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 477-2317

Block's Shoes
109 W. Main St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-4084 or (740) 474-4047

Christopher's Boutique of Circleville
121 S. Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-7916

Circleville Apothecary
1200 N. Court St
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 420-3784

Circleville Pet Services, LLC
1878 Stoneridge Road
Circleville, Ohio 43113
(740) 477-8907

Creative Chaos
201 W. Main St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 497-4015

Davy Motor Company
25260 US Rt 23
Circleville, OH 43113

Dollar General
160 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-9842

Dollar General
24805 US Rte 23
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-6527

Dollar General
5009 N. Walnut Street
South Bloomfield, OH 43103
(740) 983-9161

Dollar General
1191 N. Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 477-6984

Dollar Tree
1404 Circleville Plaza Drive
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-4325

Especially For You
155 W. Main Street
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 477-1565

Family Dollar
18423 Laurel St
Laurelville, OH 43135
(740) 332-6443

Full Circle Skateboards
149 W Main Street
Circleville, OH 43113

1446 Circleville Plaza Dr.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 477-2073

Goodwill Store-Circleville
23625 US Rte 23
Circleville, Ohio 43113
(740) 474-4248

Great American Jewelry
161 W Main Street
Circleville, OH 43113

Healthfood Cupboard
214 W. Main St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 477-1204

J & W Recycled Treasures
475 E. Main Street Suite B
Circleville, Ohio 43113

Journey Into Comics
24759 USR 23 S.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-9083

Kelli Jo's Flowers and Crafts
204 Long St.
Ashville, OH 43103
(740) 983-2424

Kirk's Furniture
9 W. Front St.
New Holland, OH 43145
(740) 495-5181 or (800) 870-5475

Liberty Tax
106 North Scioto Street
Circleville, OH 43113

Lindsey Bake Shop
127 W. Main Street
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-3871

Maggie & Me
111 N. Court Street
Circleville, Ohio 43113
(740) 474-1155

Mason Furniture
140 W. Main St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-8838

1468 Circleville Plaza Dr.
Circleville, OH 43113

Micro Systems
134 N. Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-3994

MVP Apparel and Graphics
286 Long Street
Ashville, OH 43103

Natural Creations Home Furnishings
96 Main Street, West
Ashville, OH 43103

PBS Animal Health
23507 US Rte 23 S
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-7394

Peebles, Inc.
23543 US Rte. 23
Circleville, Ohio 43113
(740) 420-9913

Pickaway Craft Mall
2150 N Court St
Circleville, OH 43113

Purple Iris
145 E. Main Street
Circleville, OH 43113

Red Barn Screen Printing and Embroidery
1144 Northridge Rd
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-6657

Rosena's Treasures
111 ½ S. Scioto St
Circleville, OH 43113

S & J Pools and Supplies
483 E. Main St
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-5197

Seed House Hedges Farm
15026 Lockbourne Eastern Road
Ashville, OH 43103

Sharff's Fashion
116 W. Main St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-3179
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30a.m. to 5:30p.m.

Shoe Show
1464 Circleville Plaza Dr.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 420-6419

Simply Cherished Boutique & Alternations
124 S Court Street
Circleville, Oh 43113

Something Different
130 W. Main Street
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 420-9596

Sprint Cell Phone Preferred Wireless
212 W. Main St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-5450

The Wrinkled Rabbit
115 S Court St
Circlevillle, OH 43113
(740) 420-0318

Tractor Supply Company
23735 US Rte 23
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 420-7877

Treasure Isle
155 W. Main St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 420-9595

Two Old Broads and a Geezer
113 S. Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 497-4304

Uniquely Yours
103 W. Main St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 420-9111

VonStrohm Quilting and Fiber Studio
5004 N. Walnut St.
Ashville, OH 43103
(740) 983-2042

Wagner's Flowers and Gifts
114 Watt St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-5602

Wildwood Furniture, Crafts and Décor
154 W. Main St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 420-7674

Wireless-Premium Retailer for Verizon Wireless
1428 Circleville Plaza Drive
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 420-3785

Wittich's Fine Candies & Ice Cream Soda Fountain
117 West High St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-3313

Volunteers of America Thrift Stores
24799 US Rt 23 S.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 420-6447

1470 S. Court St
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 477-3678

Yipes Graphics & Printing LLC
407 Green St.
Williamsport, OH 43164
(740) 986-4035
Website: YipesPrinting.com
Email: Info@yipesprinting.com

Pickaway County Fair

Pickaway County Fairgrounds
415 Lancaster Pike (SR 22 East)
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-2085

The Pickaway 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.

Deer Creek State Park

20635 State Park Road 20

Mt Sterling, OH 43143

(740) 869-2020

Located in the heart of Ohio's agricultural country, Deer Creek State Park is central Ohio's vacation showplace. A collage of meadows and woodlands surround the scenic reservoir. This resort park features a modern lodge, cottages, campground, golf course, swimming beach and boating for outdoor enthusiasts.

Slate Run Metro Park Living Historical Farm

1375 State Route 674 N.
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
(Northern Pickaway County)

The 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.

Slate 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 found here.

The 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:

Metro Parks
PO Box 29169
Columbus, OH 43229
For farm tours call 614-833-1880
Park Office 614-891-0700

Muddy Boots Petting Farm

28310 Moccasin Rd
Laurelville, OH 43135

Muddy Boots is a petting farm for an up close experience with animals, while enjoying the country and homemade refreshments. Great for Picnics, Birthdays, Weddings, Field Trips.

Ted Lewis Museum

133 W. Main St., Box 492
Circleville, OH 43113
Phone: (740) 477-3630

Circleville's most famous 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.

The 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 roots.

Ohio's Small Town Museum

34 Long St.
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.

The 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
(740) 474-1495

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.

Mount Oval Historical Farmhouse

3601 Emerson Road
Circleville, OH 43113

Mount Oval, a Pickaway County Historic Landmark, was built in 1832 by William and Jane Boggs Renick. T he name stems from its construction on an oval shaped knoll on the Pickaway Plains south of Circleville, Ohio along the old Scioto Trail, which is now US Route 23. In the Archives of Early American Architecture at the Library of Congress in Washington, D. C., Mount Oval is recognized among the early homes of Ohio for its unique design, excellent craftsmanship and beauty of detail.

Public Tours
1st & 3rd Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
May – September
No tours July 4 and Labor Day weekends
To arrange group tours call: PCHS 740-474-1495
Admission $7 Adults $5 Seniors, Groups & Students ages 5-17
Visit Pickaway County Historical Society

Pickaway County Murals

Pumpkin Show Mural
Located in the heart of downtown Circleville, this outstanding three-dimensional mural was commissioned to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Circleville Pumpkin Show. Corner of Court and Main Street, Downtown Circleville.
Created by Circleville native, Eric Henn

Bicentennial Mural
A mural created on West Main Street in downtown Circleville to celebrate the bicentennial of Circleville and Pickaway County in 2010. 150 W. Main St, Downtown Circleville
Created by Circleville native, Eric Henn

Ashville 4th of July Mural
Created by artist Dirk Rozich

Pickaway County Public Library

1160 North Court St
Circleville, OH 43113
Local Phone: 740-477-2855
Toll Free: 888-268-3756
Fax: 740-474-2855
Directions: 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.

Floyd E. Younkin Branch Library

51 Long Street
Ashville, OH 43103
Local Phone: 740-983-8856

This library stands as a lasting tribute to the vision, effort, and commitment of a caring community and was dedicated December 16th, 1999.

Ohio Erie Canal

To get to Canal Park, take US 22 west out of Circleville, go about one mile beyond the Scioto River bridge to the traffic light (SR 56 RJ), turn left onto Canal Road. The Park's entrance is about one half mile south on Canal Road. The Park's shelter house, hiking trails, and grounds are free for public use on a first come basis. To reserve the shelter house call the PCPD Office 740-420-5454. The Tow Path hiking trail on the canal levee runs south from the shelter house area for about 2.5 miles. One can fish and boat in the Scioto River and fish in the canal along Canal Road. Park rules and other information are posted on the bulletin board and signs at the Park's entrance.

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 route.

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 visit online .

Tuesday thru Friday
1:00 to 4:00 pm

November thru March 31st- Wednesday & Thursday and by appointment

Pickaway County Historical and Genealogical Library

210 N. Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-9144


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