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Columbus
Franklin County, Delaware County and Fairfield County, Ohio

ZipCodes
43201, 43202, 43203, 43204, 43205, 43206, 43207, 43210, 43211, 43212, 43214, 43215, 43217, 43220, 43222, 43223, 43224, 43227, 43229, 43231, 43232

Motto
"more than you dreamed"



Page Contents for Columbus, Ohio

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Ohio state capital is Columbus.
The population of Columbus is approximately 730,008 2004, 787033 2010.
The approximate number of families is 327,175 2000, 331602 2010.
The amount of land area in Columbus is 544.6 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Columbus is 210.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.9 sq kilometers.
The distance from Columbus to Washington DC is 346 miles.
The distance to the Ohio state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Columbus is positioned 39.98 degrees north of the equator and 82.98 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Columbus per capita income is $ 20,450 2000.
Columbus median income is $ 47,391 2000.
Columbus average annual rainfall is 37 inches per year
Columbus average annual snowfall is 28 inches per year.
Columbus average temperature is 54 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 38 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 73 degrees F.

Location

in central Ohio where Interstate 70 and 71 intersect. It is located near the geographic center of the state. Other nearby communities include Grandview Heights, Bexley, Marble Cliff, Upper Arlington, Valleyview, Riverlea, Minerva Park and Worthington.
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Geography


mostly flat. The Scioto and Olentangy Rivers are the main waterways in Columbus, their confluence being near downtown Columbus. Other smaller bodies in the area include Alum Cree, Big Walnut Creek and Darby Cree,. Columbus is mostly flat but the river areas have more ravines and hilly areas than the general area.
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Climate


moderate with four distinct seasons. The area is generally humid and hot in the summers and cold and dry during the winter season.
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Weather


enjoyable. There is an annual average snowfall in Columbus of 28 inches. The first freeze of the year is usually in Mid-October and the last freeze of the year is usually in Mid-April.
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History & History Related Items

Early Native American tribes in this area included the Miami, Delaware, Wyandot, Shawnee and Mingo nations. New settlers to this area encountered much conflict over the land. The Treaty of Greenville was forged and more new settlements were began. Lucas Sullivant, a surveyor from Virginia came here in 1797 and founded one of these new settlements on the west bank of the Scioto River. He named his new community Franklinton after Benjamin Franklin. Once Ohio became a state in 1803, there was much discussion and political argument over where the state capital should be located. For a time it was in Chillicothe and Zanesville, but leaders felt the eventual capital should be in a more central location for the state. A number of proposed their city be chosen, but the frontrunner turned out to be the proposal by a group of land speculators who had Sullivant’s support. With state legislative approval the city of Columbus was founded in February of 1812 opposite Franklinton in the area known as Wolf’s Ridge. It was named to honor Christopher Columbus. It was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and was named the state capital in 1816.
Once the National Road reached the city in 1831, many more immigrants came to settle here. The city became a melting pot of many nationalities, each settling in their own favorite area of the city. The capitol building was finally finished and opened to the public on 7 January 1857. It had taken eighteen years to complete.

Around 1900, Columbus became known as the Arch City. This was due to the dozens of arches that were above High Street. At this time, the arches were made of metal, but had formerly been made of wood. The arches were iluminated and later were used to provide power to the new city streetcars.

Here is a history page for Columbus, including pictures.
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Attractions

Columbus Attractions

Columbus is the place where the ice cream banana split was created!

NOTED NOTABLES

Columbus Ohio is the birthplace of Aviator, Eddie Rickenbacker.
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Columbus City Government

City of Columbus, Ohio website

City information number -614 645-8100
Columbus City Mayor's Office
90 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-1321
Fax: 614-221-9360




COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Columbus is the county seat of Franklin County, though parts of the city also extend into Delaware and Fairfield counties. Franklin County Clerk of Courts
Divorce Division, 4th Floor
373 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-462-4410


Franklin County Recorder's Office
373 S. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215-6307
Phone: 614-462-3930



STATE GOVERNMENT


Ohio Department of Health
Vital Statistics
35 E Chestnut St,
Columbus, OH 43215-0098
Phone: 614-466-2531

Columbus Chamber

Greater Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce
37 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-225-6948
FAX: 614-221-9360


Chamber Of Commerce
1429 King Ave
Columbus, OH 43212-2155
Phone: 614-486-0196


Chamber Of Commerce
538 S Yearling Rd
Columbus, OH 43213-2849
Phone: 614-237-7792


Chamber Of Commerce
230 E Town St
Columbus, OH 43215-4657
Phone: 614-228-4201


Chamber Of Commerce
2098 Tremont Ctr
Columbus, OH 43221-3108
Phone: 614-488-2909


Chamber Of Commerce
94 N High St
Columbus. OH 43215-3002
Phone: 614-471-0451

Columbus Organizations

Greater Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce
37 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-225-6948
FAX: 614-221-9360


Chamber Of Commerce
1429 King Ave
Columbus, OH 43212-2155
Phone: 614-486-0196


Chamber Of Commerce
538 S Yearling Rd
Columbus, OH 43213-2849
Phone: 614-237-7792


Chamber Of Commerce
230 E Town St
Columbus, OH 43215-4657
Phone: 614-228-4201


Chamber Of Commerce
2098 Tremont Ctr
Columbus, OH 43221-3108
Phone: 614-488-2909


Chamber Of Commerce
94 N High St
Columbus. OH 43215-3002
Phone: 614-471-0451

Columbus Schools

Columbus Public Schools
270 E. State St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-FACT



HIGHER EDUCATION


Capital University
Phone: 614 236-6877
Home to the Schumacher Gallery, which includes one of the largest collections of inuit art in the Midwest; A Conservatory of Music with a full season of vocal and instrumental performances & University Theatre. Also on display, a section of the Berlin Wall


Columbus Vocational Education
546 Jack Gibbs Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215-1720
Phone: 614-365-5728


Franklin University
201 S Grant Ave
Columbus, OH 43215-5301
Phone: 614-341-6237
over 6,000 students from 72 countries


Hondros College
4807 Evanswood Dr
Columbus, OH 43229-6294
Phone: 614-841-3825
Where Careers begin and Success Follows
Real Estate and Insurance continuing education and licensing programs


Ohio Dominican College
1216 Sunbury Rd
Columbus, OH 43219-2086
Phone: 614-251-4500
Toll-free: 1-800-955-OHIO
Email
Since 1911


Ohio State University
190 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH43210-1321
Phone: 614-292-OHIO


Trinity Lutheran Seminary
2199 E Main St
Columbus, OH43209-3913
Phone: 614-235-4136 Columbus

Miscellany

The population of Columbus was:
1840 - 6,048
1880 - 61.647
1900 - 125,560
1920 - 237,031
1940 - 306,087
1960 - 471,316
1980 - 564-871
1990 - 632,910
2000 - 711,470
2004 - 730,008 estimate The 1990 and 2000 figures are from US Census data. All other figures are from other sources.


Here are some helpful phone numbers for the Columbus area:
Port Columbus International Airport - 614-239-4083
Time/Weather - 614-281-1111
City of Columbus Road Construction Hotline - 614-645-PAVE

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