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  • Writer's pictureJohn Larrimer

Pickerington, OH: A City with a Rich History

Pickerington, Ohio, is in Fairfield County and has a rich history. European descendants initially settled the area in part of Virginia. Pickerington has changed over the years and continues to develop as an essential suburb in Columbus and Central Ohio. Columbus, OH can be seen here.

The city has a rich history dating back to the 1800s. Pickerington was initially founded as a small community known as Pickering Station. The community was named after James Pickering, one of the original settlers in the area. Click here to read about Galloway, OH: Tiny Town With Big Attractions.

Pickerington's location has been strategic because it sits between Columbus and Lancaster, where other cities can't compete economically or culturally. Pickerington served as the first county seat of Fairfield County in 1809 when Pickaway was divided into two counties: Pickaway and Ross. The town itself dates back to 1797 when settlers built three blockhouse forts along the main streets, known as the Henry Homestead, Fort Friel & Fort Jackson Historic Sites. Today Pickerington stands out from other Ohio towns by having its outdoor amphitheater that hosts live performances throughout the summer months called Center Stage at Heritage Park Amphitheatre (CSAHP).

Pickerington, OH, is a great place to raise a family. Pickerington has been ranked as one of the top places to live in Ohio for families with children because it offers amenities that allow parents and their kids to have fun together.

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