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Area Information for Worthington, Ohio
Located in Franklin County, Worthington is a Central Ohio community with a population of about 14,000 as of the 2000 Census.
Worthington was first founded in 1803 by the Scioto Company and was named after Thomas Worthington, a future governor of Ohio.
Although the community has a long history, it really didn’t seem much growth until after World War II.
Education in Worthington
Residents in Worthington enjoy access to one of the best public school systems in the state. This school system is so successful that 90 percent of its high school graduates pursue higher education.
What’s more, it’s the only school district in Franklin County to meet every standard on the state report card for the last seven years.
Things to do in Worthington
This charming community – with its tree-lined streets and pristine lawns – offers the kind of small-town atmosphere that many couples find ideal for raising children.
Families will find a number of activities and attractions to enjoy together in Worthington, including:
- The Village Green in historic downtown Worthington
- Shopping and dining venues in the downtown district
- The Tour of Homes event
- The nationally-acclaimed Arts Festival
- Regular Farmer’s Market
- And more!
Worthington is also served by three branches of the Worthington Public Library system. Despite the community’s small size, its library remains fairly busy. One recent study found that the library is the 16th busiest in the entire state!
Interested in getting away for the day? Living in Worthington makes it easy with its close proximity to I-71, State Route 315 and I-270.
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