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• 6th Fastest growing Village in Ohio by Columbus Business First. • Only Park in Pickaway County to be open 24/7 • State of the Art Amenities for Basketball, Beach Volley Ball and soon to be Tennis. • Meeting hall with Commercial Kitchen Available to Host Events. • Public Access to the Scioto River for Kayaking and Recreation. • Food Truck Fridays in the Summer • Annual Halloween festival that is completely FREE to enjoy. • 13 Minutes to I-270 and everything Columbus has to offer • Highly Rated School system Teays Valley Schools.

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Pickaway County is a story about careful cultivation. A story of growth with intention And a close eye on the right fit for our space. A place with enough resources to be choosy And the curiosity to experiment. There are generations here, Each learning from the other, And work is play is life. We are at once history and future, Enduring and upstart, Near the city but not of the city. In Pickaway County, we go forward together, Whether it’s people, business, or the country around us. It’s an open invitation for a day or forever. The only place to find that restaurant. Those gatherings. That farm. Pickaway County is a way of life. A place of life. A place for new roots to last for years to come.



The Pickaway County Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau 325 W. Main St., Circleville 740-474-3636 www.pickaway.com info@pickaway.com Photos courtesy of Trent Congrove, Thompson Creative, We Are Wheelhouse, Jeff Sunderland, Arista Hartzler, Jeremy Newman, Jack Madar, Linda Archer, Tonya Bess, Alyvia Stump, Andi Humphries

Published by: CityScene Media Group 1335 Dublin Rd., Ste. 101C Columbus, OH 43215 614-572-1240 www.cityscenecolumbus.com

Inside A Pickaway History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 The Villages of Pickaway. . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Important Phone Numbers

Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Emergency 9-1-1

Adventures Awaits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Nature Abounds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Uncover History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Arts & Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Shopping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Dining. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Area Lodging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Event Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Business Grows Here. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Education – Preparing for the Future. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Local Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Accessability in Pickaway County. . 46



Circleville Fire Department (non-emergency) 740-474-3333 Circleville Police (non-emergency) 740-474-8888 Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office 740-474-2176 Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222 Highway Patrol (non-emergency) 740-983-2538 OhioHealth Berger Hospital 740-474-2126

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Situated at the crossroads of U.S. Highways 22 and 23, the Pickaway County Welcome Center greets visitors, businesses, tourists, and neighbors alike. In addition to our knowledgeable and helpful staff, the center offers information about the community, the county, the region, and the state of Ohio. Located near the entrance to Historic Downtown Circleville, the center provides maps and brochures for area attractions, unique local gifts, and a rotating display of regional highlights. Pickaway has its origins in the native word, “Piqua” meaning “risen from ashes.” Pickaway County, founded in 1810, has deep roots in Native American history and many protected Indian burial mounds can be explored throughout the area. Today, the county has more than 58,000 residents, with a median age of 39.7. While we host many unique attractions, guests will surely notice that Agriculture plays a significant part in our community, with nearly 300,000 acres of farmland within county lines. With a median annual income of $63,633, higher than the U.S. median annual income, there are 1.47 times more people working in the agriculture industry than would be expected in a location of this size. Other industries represented within the county are healthcare and social assistance, retail trade, and manufacturing. Several national and international companies call Pickaway County home and help to employ and develop our growing workforce. As with many communities, small businesses are the lifeblood of the local economy and that is no different in Pickaway County. Entrepreneurship is about taking risks and many of our residents have done just that, even in the most challenging times, displaying the perseverance and resilience of our community. We serve breakfast and would love to cater your next event!

Where education is concerned, Pickaway County provides outstanding opportunities for residents to diversify their skill sets and share a sense of community in doing so. Pickaway County is home to Ohio Christian University, Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center, four area school districts (Circleville, Logan Elm, Teays Valley and Westfall) and the Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities. No visit to Pickaway County is complete without a tasty treat from the country’s oldest confectionery, Wittich’s Candy Shop. We move confidently forward in 2022, eager to see what the year brings to Pickaway County. With lessons learned and partnerships developed over the past few years, we are better equipped than ever to execute our mission of promoting travel and tourism by sharing Pickaway’s unique history and attractions, while connecting with visitors and our community. Despite past challenges, Pickaway County has once again proven itself a resilient and popular place to live, work and play. We are proud to share the growth and welcoming culture that attracts investment in our community and visitors from all walks of life.

3 Locations in Circleville 1470 S. Count St. 740-420-6170 224 Lancaster Pike 740-477-3341 1211 N. Count St. 740 497-4687 6


Whether you’re seeking a destination with a rich historical heritage, unique family attractions or an eye toward the future, you’ve come to the right place! Nathan Wilson

Executive Director, Pickaway County Visitors Bureau



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A Pickaway History

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Chief Logan Logan Elm Tree circa 1912

Pickaway county was formed by the Ohio legislature in January 1810. Soon after, a location was chosen within a densely wooded area east of the Scioto River and between Hargus Creek on the north and Scippo creek on the south. The once known ancient Natives known as the Hopewell Mound Builders had built a circular earthwork with a square earthwork attached. It was an excellent location because of the waterways and the protection of the walls for the town of Circleville to be built within the circular earthworks. Circleville was erected, and it became the County seat for its central location. The first white settlers came to what is now known as Pickaway County in 1796. They built their dwellings along the Zane Trace Indian Trail which connected Tarlton, Lancaster and Circleville. However, they were not the first to settle here. The ancient Mound Builders had been living here since the end of the Ice Age but disappeared at an unknown time. When the settlers first arrived in Pickaway County the Shawnee and Mingo Native Americans were already living here. One of the greatest Mingo Chiefs was known as Chief Logan. Lord Dunmore’s war on the Native Americans ended with Chief Logan’s speech in 1774 to sign a truce to end the war. The Logan Elm Park is the site of Chief Logan’s speech under a large elm that became known as Logan Elm. Logan’s Lament is one of the most moving speeches ever written. It is engraved on Logan’s monument at the park.



Jane Shaw - Past President and Vice President, Pickaway County Historical Society & Curator, Clarke-May Museum



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Enjoy getting to know Pickaway County from the City of Circleville to the eight villages that surround the city. As you plan a journey through this historical county, we recommend a quick stop at Wittich’s, the nation’s oldest family owned confectionery, where you can sit at the soda fountain as you plan your adventure and enjoy a shake, a malt, or ice cream. The villages each add a piece of uniqueness to Pickaway County.

1ASHVILLE Nine miles from Columbus, Ashville was formed in 1810 and named for the band of Shawnee Indians, known as the Pekowi, who inhabited the area. It is home to the Ohio Small Town Museum, which houses America’s oldest working traffic light. It also hosts a large July 4th celebration in its spacious community park.

2CIRCLEVILLE When Pickaway County was formed in 1810, Circleville was laid out to conform to prehistoric circular earthworks with streets radiating from an octagonal courthouse in the center. In 1838, an effort began to “Square the Circle,” and over the next 20 years all traces of the ancient earthworks disappeared. Serving as the county seat,Circleville is now home to Ohio Christian University and the newly renovated Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center. Each year the city hosts the Circleville Pumpkin Show, which brings nearly 500,000 people to the area.

3COMMERCIAL POINT Settled in 1841 as Genoa, this village had a name change to Rome in 1843 and finally to Commercial Point in 1872. Go karts have been racing in Commercial Point since 1968. In its 9th year, the Commercial Point Karting Classic is a weekend full of street kart racing with a track that winds through the village. Commercial Point also hosts its annual homecoming celebration every June.

manicured greens that bring out the best in any golfer’s game. The lies are mostly level, but several extra-long holes on this par 72 championship course invite golfers to test their skills and savor the game. The ODNR Division of Ohio State Parks also operates and maintains a lodge, marina, parking lots, boat ramps, boat docks, campgrounds, a swimming beach, picnic areas, horseback riding, biking and hiking trails. The Division of Wildlife operates and maintains a shooting range, an archery range and a public hunting area primarily on the west and north side of the lake.

6ORIENT Orient was established as a station on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the northwest corner of Scioto Township. Located in the northwestern part of Pickaway County, the village of Orient is known for its proximity to the Pickaway County Correctional Reception Center and the Corrections Training Academy.

7SOUTH BLOOMFIELD Originally a stagecoach stop on the Columbus-Chillicothe line, the town was laid in 1804. Today, it is a rapidly growing community. Millport, a village within the municipality of South Bloomfield, was established because of the Ohio-Erie Canal. Lock No. 31 on the canal can be seen today, as well as parts of the canal and towpath.

8TARLTON Settled in 1801 as Newellstown, Zane’s Trace passed through the community and was the principal route from Kentucky to the east. An Engineering Battalion of the Ohio Guard is headquartered outside the village. Three festivals put Tarlton on the map for entertainment: The Funfest, Fish Fry and a Halloween parade and festival.

9WILLIAMSPORT Settled in 1818, this village is located nine miles west of Circleville, and is the geographical center of Ohio. It was noted as a health spa because of the mineral spring. The village hosts an annual Deer Creek Dam Days festival the last weekend of May.

4DARBYVILLE The Shawnee Indians had several villages and a large burial ground in the vicinity of Darby. Darby Creek, which flows along the village, is a national and state scenic river. Both the creek and the community were named for the Shawnee Indian Chief Darby.

5NEW HOLLAND Deer Creek State Park is located near New Holland, situated on the Pickaway-Fayette County line. Golfers can enjoy Deer Creek State Park Golf Course and its carefullyDESTINATION PICKAWAY


Calendar of Events Dates are subject to change. Visit www.pickaway.com for the most up-to-date event information.

First Saturdays, April through October

Take Back the Strip Cruise Nights

Downtown Circleville

May First Fridays, May through October

Summer Nights Cruise in

818 Tarlton Rd., Circleville Coughlin Event Series

April 30-May 1

Ashville Viking Festival

Ashville Community Park 740-474-3636 VikingFestival@gmail.com May 7

Circleville Chocolate Walk

Downtown Circleville circlevilledba.com May 14

Ashville Viking Festival

Circleville High School 740-474-4340 info@circlevillebandboosters.org

May 22

Food Truck Fest

May 15

Sentimental Journey through the 40’s

Ohio christian University tedlewismuseum.org

Pumpkin Show Band - Spring Concert

Pumpkin Show Park Downtown Circleville 740-207-6508 May 30

Memorial Day Parade


Second Sunday Music Series Bring the family to our local parks on the Second Sundays of June, July and August to enjoy great local music and food trucks or bring a picnic dinner! June 12 5:00pm

Steven Riggs / Mega Bites

Mary Virginia Crites-Hannan Park 1230 Pontius Rd., Circleville July 10 5:00pm

Hollyview / Taesty’s

Williamsport Community Square 123 N. School St., Williamsport August 14 5:00pm

The Pickin’ Pair / TBD

Marvin Webster Memorial Park 5010 North St. W., South Bloomfield 12



June 11

Ashville Yard Sale

Streets of Ashville 614-214-9223 June 18-25

Pickaway County Fair

Pickaway County Fairgrounds 415 Lancaster Pike, Circleville 740-474-2085 www.pickawaycountyfair.info

June 1-4

Deer Creek Dam Days Festival

Village Park, Williamsport 740-207-7136 www.deercreekdamdays.com June 4

Mt. Oval Run on the Farm 5K

3601 Emerson Rd., Circleville 740-474-1495 www. Pickawayhistory.org June 8-11

Commercial Point Homecoming

Streets of Commercial Point 740-983-4836 www.ofea.org/events.php

Pumpkin Show Pet Parade

24061 US Hwy 23 S

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June 30- July 4

Ashville 4th of July Celebration

Ashville Community Park 740-983-4193

Circleville Pumpkin Show

July 14-16

Sidewalk Sale-abration

Downtown Circleville 740-474-3636 www.circlevilledba.com July 16

Roundtown Classic 5 Mile & 5K Run/Walk

Circleville City Schools Campus 740-412-3096 www.roundtownclassic.com July 22-23

Ashville Food Truck and Community Festival

Ashville Community Park 740-983-4193 www.ashvilleohio.gov Coughlin Event Series

July 23

Uptown Classic 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Downtown Circleville 740-474-3636 www.pickaway.com

August Coughlin Event Series

Aug. 5-7

Commercial Point Karting Classic

Downtown Commercial Point 614-877-0000 www.cpkartingclassic.com




Aug. 13

Ashville Yard Sale

Streets of Ashville 614-214-9223 Aug. 14

Pumpkin Show Band - Gazebo Concert

Ashville Community Park 740-207-6508 Aug. 20


Pickawy County Fairgrounds 415 Lancaster Pike, Circleville 740-474-3636 www.pickaway.com




Oct. 19-22

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Sept. 3

Downtown Circleville 740-474-7000 www.pumpkinshow.com

740-474-4668 www.tubachristmas.com

September Fair

Downtown Circleville 740-474-3636 www.artsaround.org September 11

Pumpkin Show Band - Concert

Mt. Oval Historic Farm 3601 Emerson Rd., Circleville 740-207-6508

October Harvest Homecoming

Ohio Christian University 1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville 888-238-6858 www.abrahamptonproductions.net

Circleville Pumpkin Show

Oct. 30

Ashville Halloween Parade

Tuba Christmas

Nov. 26

National Small Business Saturday

Begins at 3 E. Main St. 740-983-9390 www.ashvilleohio.gov


Oct. 30

Ashville Community Park 740-983-4193 www.ashvilleohio.gov

Haunted Museum

Ohio Small Town Museum 740-983-9864 www.ohiosmalltownmuseum.org

November Nov. 11

Toys for Tots Chili Cook Off

Dec. 4

Ashville Santa Visit & Tree Lighting

Dec. 4

Christmas at Mount Oval

3601 Emerson Rd., Circleville 740-474-1495 www.pickawayhistory.org

Pickaway County Fair Grounds 415 Lancaster Pike 740-477-1655 www.picca.org

Circleville Pumpkin Show The Circleville Pumpkin Show began in 1903 to get the farmers to come to town and share their products with the city folk. It grew from a 30-foot display the first year to the nine city blocks which comprise the Pumpkin Show today. While the Circleville Pumpkin show has changed over the past 114 Shows, at heart it still is dedicated to the agricultural pursuits that make the community strong. The Pumpkin Show has always been a volunteer operation, and it shares the community through the displays of Pumpkins, Squash, Fruits, Vegetables, Baked Goods, Fine Art, a Flower Show, Canned Goods and Home Arts & Crafts all made or grown by community members. The Pumpkin Show involves large numbers of volunteers from various walks of life who work for their civic organization, church, fraternal organization, or Pumpkin Show to make an event that can be shared with all types of visitors to the community. Pumpkin Show has always been and remains a family friendly event that is different each day of the event. The 115th Circleville Pumpkin Show will open on the third Wednesday of October. This year the dates are Wednesday, October 19 through Saturday, October 22, 2022. The Circleville Pumpkin Growers will bring their winning pumpkins for the traditional weigh-in beginning at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. There will be seven parades over four days and all types of pumpkin themed products and foods. So, we invite you to mark your calendar and join us for “The Greatest Free Show on Earth,” the Circleville Pumpkin Show! For more information, visit www.pumpkinshow. com or call 740-474-7000.



History & So Much More...

847 Adena Road • Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 740 -772.1500 • 800.319.7248

Adena Mansion & Gardens Society manages this site on behalf of the Ohio History Connection

Open April - October www.AdenaMansion.com



Adventure Awaits Pickaway County is host to a number of parks, nature preserves and venues that entertain travelers with activities, such as a living, working historical farm, kayaking and canoeing, and exploring the area’s natural beauty.

A.W. Marion State Park

309 acres located on the quiet waters of Hargus Lake, the park features rolling woodlands and a variety of recreational activities including boat rentals and launches, kayak and canoe rentals, picnic areas, camping and nature trails. 7317 Warner Huffer Rd., Circleville, OH 43113. 740-467-2690. www. parks.ohiodnr.gov/awmarion Ashville Fourth Of July Parade Mural

This new mural depicts many features and symbols of historic importance to the Ashville area. 34 Long St., Ashville. 740-9839864. www.ohiosmalltownmuseum.org Bicentennial Mural

The mural was 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. Circleville Pumpkin Show

Known as the greatest free show on earth, the Circleville Pumpkin Show began when Mayor George R. Haswell held the first pumpkin show in 1903 to celebrate and showcase local agriculture. In addition to displays of pumpkins and other agricultural crops, the show has grown to include pageants for Miss Pumpkin and Little Miss Pumpkin, as well as contests for baking, local artwork, rides, seven parades and live concerts and shows. Held the third week of October, the four-day festival draws more than 400,000 visitors annually. 159 E. Franklin St., Circleville. 740-474-7000. www.pumpkinshow.com





Deer Creek State Park Blossoms at the Bend

5564 Williamsport Pike, Williamsport As you round the bend, the beauty of the yard fills your senses. Rows and rows of flowers, potting tools for young and old, even a wagon for a baby or two. And the scent of so many blossoms is overwhelming You’ve arrived at Blossoms at the Bend. Open “From Dawn to Dusk” from May to September, this picturesque yard is the perfect place to find that special flower arrangement or take family pictures (especially baby) with beautiful backgrounds. Guests are on their own to pay the fee, dig up their special creation and enjoy natural surroundings. A and R Alpaca Farm and Gift Shop

10981 US Highway 22, Williamsport

Driving West on USR 22 past Williamsport, one might see some alpacas frolicking in the field through a car window. Those happy animals are treated like pets by owners Aaron and Robin Ridenour. If you stop in, you may see them feeding or just playing in the field. Petting them is a great way to feel at one with nature. The gift shop on the farm features alpaca yarn and products already made with their fur.

Make memories and enjoy nature at Deer Creek State Park. Experience the 3,100 acre park, lake and beach, or partake in a family dinner and stay at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center. 2063 State Park Rd. 20, Mt. Sterling. www.parks.ohiodnr.gov/ deercreek Forest Cemetery

Established in 1852 in the forest north of Circleville, this scenic cemetery has numerous trails and roads that meander past unique headstones and markers. 905 N. Court St., Circleville. 740-474-4401. www.forestcemetery.weebly.com Harding Cabin

Harding Cabin at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center was once a retreat for President Warren G. Harding (1921-1923) and his close friends. It is now restored and available for vacation rentals and business retreats. 22300 State Park Rd. #20, Mt. Sterling. 740-869-2020. www.deercreekstateparklodge.com Lindsey’s Bakery

Enjoy bread, buns, donuts, pies, cakes, cookies and crème horns made from scratch daily. Established by Gene and Martha Lindsey in 1950, this familyowned business supplies the world’s largest pumpkin pie each year at the Circleville Pumpkin Show. Drive-thru available. 127 W. Main St., Circleville. 740-474-3871. www.lindseysbakery.com M&O Spirits

Born out of love for great whiskey, longtime friends Doug & Mike have brought distilling back to Ashville Ohio. Established in 2017, the founders of M&O Spirits showcase a dedication to their craft and offer tastings and tours to visitors. 65 W. Main St., Ashville. 740-954-3248 www.MOSpirits.com

Pickaway County Historical Society Hours: 1–4 pm Tuesday – Friday Locations: • Clarke-May Museum • Historical and Genealogical Library • Marfield Bank Building • Mount Oval

740-474-1495 info@pickawayhistory.org www.pickawayhistoricalsociety.org 162 W Union St, P.O. Box 85, Circleville, Ohio 43113



Home, Auto, Business, Farm, Life, & Health

Protecting Pickaway County Since 1904 Ashville


115 Long St. 983-3211 or 221-3418

116 W. Franklin St. 477-3311


www. hummel–plum.com

96 E. Fourth St. 773-1620 DESTINATION PICKAWAY


Manchester Hill Winery

Minutes from Hocking Hills this awardwinning winery offers handcrafted wines and ciders made from locally and regionally-sourced fruit. Also features a winery cottage available for overnight rentals. 13160 Tarlton Rd., Circleville. 845-893-8724. www.manchesterhill.com Mary Virginia Crites Hannan Park

This 72-acre park features the area’s only Boundless Playground, plus a paved bike trail, a splash pad and an all-season shelter house. Located at the corner of State Route 188 and Pontius Road, Circleville. Mount Oval

This historic house and farm is tucked away on an oval-shaped knoll of the Pickaway Plains south of Circleville along the old Scioto Trail (now U.S. Route 23). It is recognized among the early homes of Ohio for its unique design, excellent craftsmanship and beauty in detail. Reservations for tours are required through the Pickaway County Historical Society. 3601 Emerson Rd., Circleville. 740-474-1495. Ohio Erie Canal

Located in Wayne Township along Canal Road, Pickaway County’s portion of the Ohio-Erie Canal stretches from the old Penn Central Railroad south to the Scioto River Access. Enjoy kayaking and canoeing along the canal. Pickaway County Courthouse

The building of the courthouse, located at the corner of Court and Franklin streets, began in the fall of 1845. It was expanded by the addition of two wings in 1888 and was remodeled in the latter part of 1889. 207 S. Court St., Circleville. 740-474-6026.



Pumpkin Show Mural

Located in the heart of downtown Circleville, this outstanding threedimensional mural was commissioned to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Circleville Pumpkin Show. Corner of Court and Main streets, downtown Circleville. Seed House At Hedges Farm

At the Seed House, you’ll find antiques, primitives, home décor and much more. 15026 Lockbourne Eastern Rd., Ashville. 740-983-3451. Slate Run Living Historical Farm

As one of the most culturally significant sites in the state of Ohio, the Slate Run Living Historical Farm brings visitors to its rolling hills for a feel of life from yesteryear. Farm volunteers care for the house and prepare meals inside, while outside volunteers in period costume shear sheep and take care of the Percheron draft horses, Poland China hog and Merino sheep.

No gas-powered tractors or equipment are found onsite. 1375 OH-674, Canal Winchester. 614-833-1880. www.friendsofslaterunfarm.org Slate Run Vineyard

This vineyard grows 60 varieties of grapes, from Vinifera to hybrids originated in France and Germany. 1900 Winchester Southern Rd., Canal Winchester. 614-8348577. www.slaterunwinery.com Soliders Monumental Museum

The area’s Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans are honored at this museum, which includes a fascinating display of memorabilia. 165 E. Main St., Circleville. 740-474-3636. Stage’s Pond Nature Preserve

These 178 acres of land are a beautiful mixture of woodland, marsh and aquatic lands, with the distinctive kettle lake, a feature of a glaciated area. The preserve is nature’s own monument to the great ice fields that covered most of Ohio thousands of years ago. During the fall, many varieties

of waterfowl stop at the preserve during migration to rest and feed on the pond and marshy areas. 4792 Hagerty Rd., Ashville. www.naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/ stagespond Tecumseh-Outdoor Drama Theater

Enjoy professional outdoor theater under the starry summer skies as the life of the legendary Tecumseh comes alive on stage. Witnessed by millions from all over the U.S., this drama shares the life and times of the Shawnee leader known as Tecumseh. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant terrace or take a backstage tour during your visit. 5968 Marietta Rd., Chillicothe. 866-775-0700. www.tecumsehdrama.com Wittich’s Fine Candies & Ice Cream Soda Fountain

This old-fashioned candy shop and soda fountain is the oldest family-owned candy store in the U.S. Open daily, year-round. Closed Sunday. 117 W. High St., Circleville. 740-474-3313. www.wittichscandyshop.com



Slate Run Living Historical Farm & Metro Park & Trails



Nature Abounds The Pickaway County Park District is proud to serve the citizens of Pickaway County by providing clean and safe parks and trails throughout the county. The Park District manages two natural area parks and one historical park, plus more than 24 miles of walking trails. The Park District is also proud to support local villages and townships with improvements to their parks by providing them financial assistance through its annual Parks and Trails Improvement Grant.

A.W. Marion State Park

309 acres located on the quiet waters of Hargus Lake, the park features rolling woodlands and a variety of recreational activities including boat rentals and launches, kayak and canoe rentals, picnic areas, camping and nature trails. The five-mile Perimeter Loop Trail is a selfguided tour of 14 points of interest located throughout the park. 7317 Warner-Huffer Rd., Circleville. 740-869-3124. www.pickawaycountyparks.org Ashville Heritage Centennial Park

Nestled next to the Small Town Museum, this park was dedicated during Ashville’s

Tom Davis, Director Pickaway County Parks District

Arista Hartzler, Deputy Director Pickaway County Parks District



Route 361, Circleville. 800-686-1535. www.pickawaycountyparks.org Mary Virginia Crites Hannan Park & Trails

This 72-acre park featuring the area’s only Boundless Playground, a paved bike trail, a splash pad and an all-season shelter house. Located on the corner of State Route 188 and Pontius Road, Circleville. 740-4749052. www.ci.circleville.oh.us Martha Hitler Park & Trails

Located on the site of a prehistoric Indian village, this 22-acre park has hiking trails and borders Hominy Creek. BolenderPontius Road, Circleville. 888-770-7425. www.pickawaycountyparks.org

Centennial Celebration in 1982. Located on the corner of Long and Wright streets, Ashville. 740-474-3636. www.pickawaycountyparks.org Ashville Community Park

Featuring athletic facilities, playgrounds and shelter houses, this park hosts many community events throughout the year. 165 Walnut St., Ashville. 888-770-7425. Barthelmas Park

This park hosts a number of soccer, baseball and softball events. It also includes a beautiful playground area. 830 Kingston Pike, Circleville. 740-474-9052. www.ci.circleville.oh.us Calamus Swamp & Trails

This beautiful, diverse and rare 19 acrewetland offers a unique glimpse into the glacial past that shaped Ohio’s landscape. It

is home to several distinct species of plants and animals, including waterfowl migrating through the Scioto River Corridor. A new trail takes hikers to the Ohio & Erie Canal Park. State Route 104 S., Circleville. 740549-0333. www.pickawaycountyparks.org Deer Creek State Park & Trails

A.W. Marion State Park

A collage of meadows and woodlands surround the 2,337-acre scenic reservoir. This resort park features a modern lodge with indoor and outdoor pools, cottages, a campground, golf course, beach, boating, nature trails, restaurants and gift shops. 22300 State Park Rd., #20, Mt. Sterling. 800AT-A-PARK. www.dnr.state.oh.us Logan Elm State Memorial Park

In 1774, Chief Logan of the Mingo tribe delivered his powerful speech on Native American-white relations, culminating the end to Lord Dunmore’s War. 4500 State

Pickaway County Fair June 18–25 2022


August 20, 2022 www.pickawaycountyfair.org 415 Lancaster Pk, Circleville, OH 43113 • 740-474-2085



Canal Park Canal Park is approximately 16 acres, located along the Scioto River. This park features historic canal features, a walking path and scenic views of the Scioto River. Located only two miles south-west of Circleville on Canal road, Canal Park has a large open shelter house that can be reserved for events. The park also has a fire pit, a large flat greenspace, historic canal features, access to the Scioto River for fishing and canoe/kayaking, as well as approximately 7.5 miles of trail. It is a great destination for picnicking, hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, as well as those wanting to see a historic piece of the Ohio–Erie Canal, all of which is pet friendly. Canal Park features the remains of the 1800’s OhioErie Canal that was one of the esteemed modes of transportation of its time. At the entrance to the park is the old Ohio-Erie Canal bed. Past the shelter house and down at the bottom of the hill, is the old feeder canal that was filled using the state feeder dam located at the trailhead to the Towpath Trail. Remnants of the dam can also be seen in the Scioto River. Take time to read our interpretive signs at your next visit to learn more! Canal Road. 740-474-1495. www.pickawaycountyparks.org

Marvin Webster Memorial Park

This park features a shelter house, ball diamonds, a great playground for kids and a half-mile paved walking trail. The park is open from dawn until dusk. Shelter house and park may be rented. 5010 North St. W., S. Bloomfield. 740-983-2541. Metzger Preserve

This 52 acre area preserves and protects unique geological features called concretions found in Deer Creek and includes a wooded trail along the creek with access for fishing and kayaking. Pickaway Trail

This rail-trail, currently begins at Canal Road just outside Circleville near the Ohio to Erie Canal. In 2020, 1.5 miles of this trail was paved from Canal Road, west to State Route 104 and Calamus Swamp. The Park District’s long-range plans include getting this trail open all the way west to New Holland, and all the way east to Lancaster/Fairfield County. Richards River Trail

The Richards River Trail is named in honor of William J. Richards, a good friend and supporter of the Pickaway County park District. This is one of the most scenic, natural path trails in all of Pickaway County. The trail is approximately 2.5 miles long, and it parallels the Scioto River. While walking on this peaceful trail you might have the opportunity to see some of the Bald Eagles and Ospreys that make this area their home. The trail connects to the Towpath Trail in

Canal Park, making for a nice 4 mile hike from the Canal Park entrance. Roundtown Trail

This new one-mile paved bike and recreational trail connects the campus of Ohio Christian University with the Pickaway County YMCA and the new Circleville City Schools campus. Slate Run Living Historical Farm & Metro Park & Trails

Towpath Trail

This trail along the Ohio and Erie Canal is owned and maintained by the Pickaway County Historical Society and was used by the horses and mules towing canal boats back in the 1800s. Along this beautiful trail is a shelter house at the Ohio & Erie Canal Park, which connects to Pickaway Trail.


Pickaway county Parks

This park features open areas of grasslands, meadows, wetlands and forests along with conveniences like picnic areas, walking trails, horseback riding and fishing. The park also features a working farm where visitors can have a hands-on experience of life in the 1880s. 1375 State Route 674 N., Canal Winchester. 614-833-1880. www.metroparks.net Stage’s Pond State Nature Reserve & Trails

The 178-acre park features a glacial kettle lake and is a waterfowl refuge and prime observation area for birdwatchers. 4792 Hagerty Rd., Ashville. 614-265-6453. www.stagespondnaturepreserve.info Ted Lewis Park

Donated to the city of Circleville by jazz music legend, Ted Lewis, this park includes athletic facilities and shelter houses. 443 N. Court St., Circleville. 740-474-9052. www.ci.circleville.oh.us

Come and enjoy three natural park areas and more than 12 miles of developed trails. Learn more at PickawayCountyParks.org Follow us on Social Media

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1. Marvin Webster Memorial Park 2. Slate Run Living Historical Farm, Metro Park & Trails 3. A.W. Marion State Park 4. Stages Pond Nature Reserve & Trails 5. Mary Virginia Crites Hannan Park & Trails 6. Martha Hitler Parks & Trails 7. Ted Lewis Park 8. Calamus Swamp & Trails 9. Ohio & Erie Canal Park 10. Towpath Trail 11. Logan Elm State Memorial Park 12. Deer Creek State Park & Trails 13. Metzger Preserve

Calamus Swamp & Trails


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Recreation Facilities Crown Hill Golf Club 9500 U.S. Route 22 W., Williamsport 740-986-4653 Deer Creek Golf Course 20635 Waterloo Rd., Mt. Sterling 740-869-3088 Foxfire Golf Club 389 Canterburg Rd., Commercial Point 740-983-2801 Pickaway Golf Course 1399 Stoutsville Pike, Circleville 740-477-3438 Split Rock Golf Course 10210 Scioto Darby Rd., Orient 614-877-9755 Pickaway County YMCA Visit this recreational facility, which includes a six-lane swimming pool, basketball court and fitness center. Hours are Mon.-Thurs., 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., Noon-6 p.m. 440 Nicholas Dr., Circleville. 740-477-1661. www.ymcacolumbus.org DESTINATION PICKAWAY


Uncover History Pickaway County has an active and vibrant Historical Society, which has resulted in the preservation of myriad cherished landmarks in our community. Due to the dedication and hard work of this organization, residents and tourists can visit a number of fine facilities that are operated and maintained by the society. For more information, visit www.pickawayhistory.org.

Ohio & Erie Canal Park



Deer Creek Dam

Ohio & Erie Canal Park

This 2.3-mile-long section of the Ohio and Erie Canal has been restored by the society as a historical, educational and recreational park, featuring a shelter house and towpath trail. Clarke May Museum

Located in the house built by Dr. and Mrs. Edward C. Clarke during the 1840s, this exhibit contains Native American artifacts, military uniforms and historical women’s attire, along with hand-tinted lithographs detailing Ohio wildlife. The museum recently received artifacts from the Rex Haecker and the Mary Virginia Hannan estates. It also houses the Pickaway County Historical Society. Pickaway County Historical and Genealogical Library

This library features genealogy and historical records, photos, ledgers, diaries, newspaper clippings and probate archives



Ted Lewis Museum Celebrating the life and preserving the legacy of Circleville’s own Ted Lewis by making everybody happy through education and entertainment. Founded in 1977 by Lewis’ widow, Adah Becker Lewis, the Ted Lewis Museum pays tribute to one of Ohio’s greatest citizens and one of the most influential entertainers of all time. The museum holds and exhibits Ted Lewis’ archives, memorabilia and music library in the only remaining edifice that stood within the original circle of Circleville. Upon Ted Lewis’ passing, the Smithsonian Institute, Yale and Harvard University all asked for Ted’s collection, but his widow Adah made sure that everything was donated back to his hometown, which Ted fondly referred to as “The Capital of the World.” Admission to the museum is free and it hosts thousands of visitors from around the world. Open Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm Special tours available 133 W. Main St., Circleville 740-477-3630 www.tedlewismuseum.org

pertaining to Pickaway County. The library is run by the Pickaway County Historical Society and offers many programs for residents and visitors to learn more about Pickaway County’s past. Mount Oval

Listed in the U.S. National Registry of Historic Places and recognized for its unique architecture among early Ohio homes, this structure was erected in 1832 by William and Jane Boggs Renick. The floor plan bears a resemblance to Thomas Jefferson’s garden house at Monticello, with a large central ballroom and three corner bedrooms. It remains as a working farm and is used for agricultural education.

Mount Oval

Ohio’s Small Town Museum

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Home to the world’s oldest working traffic light, Ohio’s Small Town Museum in Ashville, is a tribute to what volunteers and folks committed to saving local history can do. With no real budget, the museum has sustained itself for more than 30 years. Named one of the Top 25 Museums by New Roadside American, it is a mixture of the commonplace and the usual, attracting visitors from the United States and around the world. Displays include one that features silver nuggets unearthed at the Snake Den Mounds, and another that spotlights Buster, “the Dog Who Voted Republican.” A stuffed rooster now on display, while alive, would take a dime in his beak and strut to the store to pay for his own corn!



ATTENTION PICKAWAY COUNTY VETERANS If you have questions about your veteran’s benefits or are in need of assistance, make an appointment and come in to see an accredited service officer or our financial assistance investigator.

Our office can help you with the following: • Transportation to VA appointments • Disabilities Compensation Claims • Non-Service Connected Pension • Survivor Benefits • Indigent Burial Assistance • Vet Center Counseling • Claims Appeals • Financial Assistance • Veteran’s ID Card and more!

YOU SERVEd, WE ARE hERE TO SERVE YOU! Call the Pickaway County Veteran’s Service Office today Veterans Helping Veterans 141 W. Main St. Ste. 300 Circleville, OH 43113 740-474-3650 / 1-888-330-3522

Arts & Entertainment In Pickaway county, there are many opportunities to discover local arts and culture. There are several venues for live music such as Tootles Pumpkin Inn (Circleville), Watt Street Tavern (Circleville), Manchester Hill Winery (Circleville), Doughboyz Pizza (Commercial Point), Mike’s Pizza (Ashville) and more! We also have outdoor performance venues such as Pumpkin Show Park and the amphitheater at Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center. If you enjoy live theater, check out Roundtown Players located in Memorial Hall in Downtown Circleville or the Ministry and Performing Arts Center at Ohio Christian University. Along with performing and music, we have a strong visual arts community. View local art at ArtsaRound Gallery on the Original Circle or stroll the streets of Downtown Circleville and Ashville to view some of our murals. If you are interested in pottery or getting your hands dirty, visit Lost Petal Pottery in Downtown Circleville or paint your own pottery at Inspirations: Ceramics, Paintings, and More (Circleville). Scrapbookers and artists alike will enjoy Creative Chaos in Downtown Circleville or Made on Main in Ashville.

Tootles Pumpkin Inn

Pumpkin Show Park



Pickaway County Welcome Center

325 W. Main St., Circleville 740-474-3636. www.pickaway.com

This facility displays and sells art, music and books from local residents, with special exhibits and presentations throughout the year. Pickaway Craft Mall

2146 N. Court St., Circleville 740-601-9922

Pickaway YMCA Creative Arts Center 165 E. Main St., Circleville 740-477-6099

Roundtown Players Community Theatre

Roundtown Players Community Theatre

165 E. Main St., Circleville 740-474-5856

Enjoy a variety of plays throughout the year in the historic Memorial Hall building in downtown Circleville.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra at Ohio Christian University

Pickaway County Ag & Event Center Amphitheater



Shopping Shopping opportunities abound throughout Pickaway County. The most dense population of brick and mortars can be found in the county seat of Circleville, however, there are hidden gems tucked away within the area’s small towns and country roads. City of Circleville

In the historic downtown business district, you will find a wide assortment of specialty shops, eateries and offices situated within historic buildings. A variety of businesses can also be found on Court Street, north and south of the downtown area, as well as along Lancaster Pike (U.S. Route 22). Stop in to any of these establishments and be greeted with a smile. Circleville Plaza

This 300,000 square foot shopping center, located on U.S. 23 in Circleville is anchored by a Walmart Supercenter and includes a mixture of national, regional and local brick and mortars. Pickaway Crossing

Located across from Circleville Plaza on U.S. Route 23, this 127,000 square foot shopping center features quality stores, farm and rural suppliers, and eateries. Village of Ashville

Experience the warmth of this friendly small town by browsing the local shops for unique items. Main shopping areas include the historic downtown business district and a growing business district along State Route 752. Uptown Circleville is a non-profit organization with a vision being built by Circleville citizens and business owners. With the help of government officials, Uptown Circleville has a mission to rebuild our historic uptown area into a vibrant destination for locals and passersby. To learn more about Uptown Circleville and projects from our group’s past, present, and future, please visit www.UptownCircleville.org. 34


Village of New Holland

Featuring one of the area’s largest furniture stores, this quaint village offers dining and other local fare. Village of South Bloomfield

Situated along U.S. 23 north of Circleville, this historic town has a balance of national chain eateries, service providers and specialty gift shops.


The Circleville Downtown Business Alliance is an organization dedicated to providing local businesses with the networking and management resources they need. In addition, the DBA coordinates and hosts several events designed to get customers walking through the doors of our downtown businesses, including the Circleville Chocolate Walk and the Sidewalk Sale-abration, while also providing support for many other local events and initiatives. In recent years, the DBA has spearheaded the program to improve downtown Circleville’s Christmas decorations, as well as having applicable conversations with business-owners about what they want to see in the community moving forward. The DBA is excited to help usher in new opportunities in Circleville’s downtown. For more information and to find a walking map of Circleville, visit their website at www.CirclevilleDBA.com or check them out on Facebook!

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Christopher’s Boutique of Circleville

The Hippie Hut



Farm Markets

Bambi’s Farm Market

Find produce, baked foods, specialty products, and more at this roadside farm market. 19417 US. Highway 23 N., Circleville www.Bambisfarmmarketii.com Rhoads Garden Center

In business since 1958, the business has a variety of local goods including raw honey, plants, trees, a variety of beer and wine as well as everything you need for your garden. 1051 State Route 56 E., Circleville www.Rhoadsgardencenter.com The Rustic Harvest

Roadside farm market featuring fresh produce, seasonal items, gifts, maple syrup, amish goods, and other local fare. 10363 Tarlton Rd., Circleville www.herusticharvestllc.com The Farmstead Market

Farm stand featuring fresh and local fruit, produce, baked goods, flowers, and more. They also host seasonal you-pick events. 28620 Ebenhack Rd., Circleville Honeyrun Farm

Producer of raw honey, handcrafted soap, beeswax candles, and more. Shop at their farm stand or visit their website to order. 9642 Randle Rd., Williamsport www.Honeyrunfarm.com

Pickaway Soil & Water Conservation District Assisting with conservation practices in Pickaway County since 1944, Pickaway SWCD provides technical assistance, water quality conservation, and education opportunities to landowners, students, and the community. Technical Assistance to Land Users - Drainage, Ponds, Wildlife, Soil Sustainability Water Quality Conservation for Agriculture and Urban Needs - Waterways, Tile, Filter Strips, Animal Waste Storage Facilities, Erosion Control, Pastureland Management, etc. Education - School Programs, Experience Earth Camps, Farm-to-Table Books, Ag Day Outreach - Newsletters, Facebook, Affiliate Memberships, Scholarships Sales - Tree Sale, Fish Sale, Rain Barrel Sales

110 Island Road, Suite D, Circleville, Ohio 43113 | 740-477-1693 | www.pickawayswcd.org



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Darby Creek Fields and Flowers

Family farm with over 22,000 Daylilies, 250 varieties Hostas and Native Plant plugs. Walk through the fields and select flowers to transplant to your own home or property. 11500 Darby Creek Rd., Orient www.Darbyflowerfields.com Blossoms at the Bend

Admire beautiful flowers and pick your own bouquet! Open May-September, weather permitting. 55644 Williamsport Pike, Williamsport AR Alpaca Farm & Gift Shop

10981 US Highway 22, Williamsport 614-361-8797

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Citizens Land titLe agenCy

233 S. Scioto Street Circleville, Ohio 43113 cltohio.com • docs@ CLTOhio.com Phone: 740-477-2566 • Fax: 740.477.1110

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

1375 OH-674 , Canal Winchester 614-833-1880 www.Friendsofslaterunfarm.org Morton’s Pumpkin Patch and Farm Market

Plants, local food, outdoor decor, pumpkins and more! 603 East Main St., Circleville 740-497-4770 Royal Gardens

Specializing In: Baskets, Pottery, Willow Furniture, Grapevine Trees/Wreaths, Wood Lawn Ornaments, Stepping Stones, Shrubs, Plants, Fertilizers, & Holiday Merchandise. 25060 US Highway 23 , Circleville 740-474-8787 Engel’s Landscaping and Greenhouse

15810 Lockbourne Eastern Rd., Ashville 740-983-9110 Scioto Blooms Greenhouse

One acre of glass greenhouse ranges. Growing and retail/wholesale of quality bedding annuals and vegetables, hanging baskets, potted container plants and perennials. 13071 Walker Rd., Ashville 740-983-6655 www.Sciotobloom.com

Serving high school students, adult learners and business and industry in Pickaway and Ross counties. (740) 642-1200 High School

(740) 642-1288 Adult Education

(740) 642-1365 Business Services

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Dining Pickaway County boasts locallyowned restaurants that offer unique dining experiences, from steak to seafood and everything in between.

Cherry Street Diner

Grand Buffet

Jackie Ray’s Grill

JoyHouse Coffee

29 Cherry St., Ashville 740-983-9669

20 Cromley St., Ashville 740-983-0020 Kelli Jo’s Sports Bar

204 Long St., Ashville OH 740-983-2424 Silohs

1004 Winchester S. Rd., Canal Winchester 614-828-8800 Mike’s Pizza

15 Wright St., Ashville 740-983-2352

Circleville Blaze Café & Dining Commons

Ohio Christian University Student Center 1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville 877-762-8669 Circleville Nutrition

164 W Main St., Circleville 740-497-4796

Cristy’s Pizza, Inc. Ashbrook Distillery and Grill


Dairy Shed

Ashbrook Distillery and Grill

350 Kingston Pike, Circleville 740-474-5720

Ashville Nutrition

1412 Circleville Plaza Dr., Circleville 740-474-8270

22 Long St., Ashville 740-983-6400

284 Long St., Ashville OH 740-954-9938 Baseball’s Dairy Diamond & Triple Play Pizza

78 Cromley St., Ashville 740-983-4487

El Palomar Mexican Restaurant

El Pedregal Mexican Restaurant

129 W. Main St., Circleville 740-500-1392

Buckeye Station Pizza

Goodwin’s Family Restaurant


Los Mariachis

23633 US 23, Circleville 740-420-0030 Main Street Pub

207 W. Main St., Circleville 740-474-9078 Mum Mum Hibachi

Circleville Based Food Truck 614-205-7617 Pizza Cottage

23401 State Route U.S. 23, Circleville 740-474-3620 Richie’s New York Corner Deli

206 S. Court St., Circleville 740-497-4663 Scioto Valley Coffee

216 W. Main St., Circleville 740-474-6400 Shifty’s Tavern

122 S. Washington St., Circleville 740-474-9835 Taesty’s LLC

Carryout and Food Truck 410 S. Pickaway St. Circleville 740-474-8200 The Goody Nooke

2512 U.S. Route 22 W., Circleville 740-474-9988

114 S. Court St., Circleville 740-474-6076 Gibbys Eatery and Sports Bar

11970 State Route 22, Stoutsville 740-420-0300

202 n Pickaway St., Circleville 740-500-6053

Gant’s Pizza & Pub

Blades Pizza

286 Long St., Ashville OH 740-954-3411


1029 S. Court St., Circleville 740-420-9191

1450 Circleville Plaza, Circleville 740-477-8882

126 W. Main St., Circleville 740-477-3471

214 Lancaster Pike, Circleville 740-474-1238

El Palomar

Rafter’s Restaurant at Deer Creek Resort

22300 State Park Rd., #20, Mt. Sterling 740-869-2020 x3032

Tarlton Crosstown Creamery & Diner

90 W. Main St., Tarlton 740-477-1000

Manchester Hill Winery

13160 Tarlton Rd., Circleville OH 846-8938724 Paps Pizza El Pedregal

30 S. Harrison St., Tarlton 740-474-7422 Tarlton Town Tavern

Thirsty Parrot Bar & Grill

706 S. Washington St., Circleville 740-474-4201 Watt Street Tavern

220 Main St., Tarlton OH 740-474-1918


115 Watt St., Circleville 740-474-2158

Pettit’s IGA – Pit Stop Café

Commercial Point


Dough Boyz Pizza & Pub

15 E. Front St., Orient 614-877-1100 Kudos Nutrition

107 Mill St., Williamsport 740-986-6001 315 Mill St., Williamsport 740-986-2315

For a complete list check out www.pickaway.com.

Nation’s oldest family owned & operated candy store Hand-dipped chocolates Fresh roasted peanuts Sugar-free candies Mints - Fudge - Brittle 1950’s soda fountain & ice cream Open Monday – Saturday 117 W. High St, Circleville 740-474-3313 wittichscandyshop.com

3 Main St., Commercial Point OH 614-877-6876 Mo’s Place

22 E. Scioto St., Commercial Point 614-877-0977 Nana & Pap’s Pizza

4 E. Scioto St., Commercial Point 614-877-9500 Pettit’s IGA – Pit Stop Café

10901 Welch Rd. Commercial Point 614-877-8877 Station House 81

11 Front St., Commercial Point 614-877-0000

Manchester Hill Winery


133 West Main Street Circleville Ohio

Amy’s Pizza

9139 US-62, Orient OH 614-877-9606 Tavern 62

9250 Harrisburg Pk., Harrisburg OH 614-844-0377

New Holland Country Cakes & Bakes

409 W. Front St., New Holland 740-497-6370


Pettit’s IGA – Pit Stop Café

33 E. Front St., New Holland 740-495-5129

The Thirsty Parrot

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Area Lodging Deer Creek State Park Campgrounds

20635 Waterloo Rd., Mt. Sterling 740-869-3508 www.ohiodnr.com Lakeside Resort Park

7518 Warner-Huffer Rd., Circleville 740-477-1909 www.lakesideresortparkoh.com Pickaway County Agriculture & Event Center

415 Lancaster Pike, Circleville 740-474-2085 www.pickawaycountyfair.org

Transportation Pickaway Area Rural Transport (P.A.R.T.)

Deer Creek Lodge & Conference Center

Budget Host Inn

Quality Inn & Suites

Deer Creek Lodge & Conference Center

Relax Inn

23897 U.S. 23, Circleville 740-474-6006 22300 State Park Rd., Ste. 20, Mt. Sterling 740-869-2020 www.deercreekstateparklodge.com Hampton Inn Circleville

1490 S. Court St., Circleville 740-248-5269 www.hilton.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

23911 U.S. 23 S., Circleville 749-420-7711 www.holidayinnexpress/circlevilleoh Manchester Hill Cabin

13160 Tarlton Rd. Circleville, Ohio 43113 845.893.8724 Book at VRBO.com

24517 U.S. 23, Circleville 740-477-6116 www.choicehotels.com 25130 U.S. 23 S., Circleville 740-474-8884 The Castle Inn Bed & Breakfast

610 S. Court St., Circleville 740-477-3986

Convenient, low-cost general public transportation service. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 469 E. Ohio St., Circleville 740-474-8835, 877-810-3500

Pickaway County Memorial Airport

28181 McCrady Rd., Circleville 740-474-5145

Rickenbacker International Airport

7161 Second St., Columbus 614-491-1401

Camping Options A.W. Marion State Park Campgrounds

7317 Warner-Huffer Rd., Circleville 740-869-3124 www.ohiodnr.com

Hampton Inn Circleville

The Pickaway County Family YMCA has played a vital role in our community for over 50 years. Visit today and learn why we are: For Youth Development For Healthy Living For Social Responsibility The Pickaway County Family YMCA 440 Nicholas Drive, Circleville, Ohio 43113 740.477.1661 www.ymcacolumbus.org/pickaway 40


Event Venues Looking for a place to host your next special event or meeting? Pickaway County is home to a variety of locations that are versatile and unique!

Hampton Inn Circleville

Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center

Rhoads Garden Center

415 Lancaster Pike, Circleville 740-474-2085 Flora and Field

21748 Deercreek Rd., Mount Sterling 614-600-7819 Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center

22300 State Park Rd. 20, Mount Sterling 740-869-2020 Pickaway Country Club

1399 Stoutsville Pike, Circleville 740-477-3438 Crown Hill Golf Club

1520 S. Court St., Circleville 740-248-5269 CircleVue 107

107 N. Court St., Circleville 740-412-6420 1051 OH 56 E., Circleville 740-474-2028 Ohio Christian University

MPAC OCUBIC Leadership Center Space kholbrook1@ohiochristian.edu Catering ryan.mihely@hallmarkdining.com Manchester Hill Winery

13160 Tarlton Rd., Circleville 845-893-8124 The Pavilion at Orchard View

6259 Winchester Southern Rd., Stoutsville 614-893-0080

9500 US Rt. 22 W., Williamsport 740-968-4653 AMVETS Post 2256

818 Tarlton Rd,. Circleville 740-474-3787 The Loft at Peck’s Hall

101 W. Main St., Circleville 740-420-8999 Gold Cliff Event Rentals

27930 US Rt. 23, Circleville 614-226-9411 Roundtown Playroom

128 W. Main St., Circleville 740-497-4030 Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center

Julie Dickey

cell: (740)412-2270 email: julie.dickey@cbrealty.com

Sherry Fox

cell: (740)412-0354 email: sherry.fox@cbrealty.com

101 W. Main St. Circleville, OH 43113

Kyle Dickey

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Story by Ivory Harlow

Ivory Harlow, Executive Director, Pickaway County Chamber of Commerce

An entrepreneur is a person who conceptualizes and operates a business, but more importantly, an entrepreneur is a person who creates opportunities in our community. The entrepreneurial spirit thrives in Pickaway County, creating opportunities for residents and visitors to shop, play, work, and engage.

In 2021 Sharff’s Fashion celebrated 75 years of retail service in Circleville. Entrepreneur Doug Baker honors Sharff’s legacy by continuing to provide high-quality clothing and goods in his downtown shop. Christopher’s Boutique has been in business over fifty years. Entrepreneur Sherree Jankiewicz keeps the shop current with modern fashion and trends. Not only does Christopher’s serve the local market, their online store ships nationwide!

Winery and Vineyard EST. 2011

Pickaway County entrepreneurship also creates exciting food and beverage, entertainment, and local attractions. Stop in Circleville Nutrition, where entrepreneur Sarah McEntee serves up delicious and nutritious smoothies and beverages. Custom dairy-free and allergy-friendly options are available. Entrepreneur Jennifer Koenig’s Scioto Valley Coffee is another favorite. The clean and contemporary space was freshly remodeled in 2022. It’s the perfect place for professional meetings or coffee chat with friends. Local entrepreneurs have created opportunities for entertainment venues in Pickaway County. Chamber member Nicole Mitchell founded Manchester Hill Winery in 2017. Today the venue offers food, wine and cider tastings, retail, and musical entertainment. The Pickaway County Agriculture and Event Center hosts state and national events, thereby creating opportunities for entrepreneurs like Tae Spell. Tae operates Taesty’s food truck, serving southern style food at the event center and across Ohio. New business and chamber member The Twisted Willow brings beautiful home decor and craft classes to downtown Circleville in 2022. Founder Julie Johnson aims to provide a space for crafting, inspiration, and creativity in Pickaway County.




Preparing for the Future Residents of Pickaway County place a high value on education. Home to several school districts, vocational schools and one university, the area offers many options for those who wish to pursue and continue their education. Circleville City Schools rest on a campus that houses the elementary school, middle school and high school. There are more than 2,000 students in grades Pre-K-12. The schools are divided into three districts: Logan Elm District services the eastern and southern county areas, Teays Valley District serves the northern section, and Westfall District that serves the western portion of the county. A number of preschools and private schools are scattered throughout the county, including New Hope Christian Academy, that provides K-12 education. Additionally, two vocational schools, Pickaway-Ross Joint Vocational and Eastland Joint Vocational School, serve students as they get ready to enter the workforce.

Ohio Christian University Ohio Christian University has been a part of the Circleville and Pickaway County community since 1948; first, as Circleville Bible College, changing its name in 2006 to Ohio Christian University. OCU’s mission has remained consistent, “to prepare students to serve effectively in the church and society.” The University is proud of its connection to the community, hosting performances on campus, such as the Columbus Symphony, Christian Theatre, also Christian summer camps, youth sports camps, craft fairs, Mount of Praise Camp Meeting, and many other events. As one of the top employers in Circleville, employees from around the area converge in Circleville where they not only work but contribute to the local economy by supporting area businesses, and the local tax base through both sales and payroll taxes. In addition, parents and families visiting students, sports teams coming to campus to compete, University guests who attend events held on campus, as well as other University visitors, stay in local hotels, eat at local restaurants, and support our local economy. Ohio Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. This is achieved by providing 44


accredited degree programs for residential undergraduate students, graduate students, adults, and online students. In addition, Trailblazer Academy allows high school students to complete college classes through Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. All university programs are designed to equip students to become leaders in their careers, communities, families, and the world. OCU is proud to be a part of the Circleville and Pickaway County community.

Local Services

Local Banks Homeland Credit Union

24061 US Highway 23 S., Circleville 740-477-6599 www.homelandcu.com Kingston National Bank

“A Real Community Bank, Really Serving Communities.” Locations in Circleville and South Bloomfield 301 N. Court St., Circleville 740-474-2222 5101 S.Union St., South Bloomfield 740-983-0000 www.kingstonnationalbank.com Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities

200 E. High St., Circleville, 740-477-3353 pickawaydd.org

Pickaway County Family YMCA

440 Nicholas Dr., Circleville 740-477-1661 www.ymcacolumbus.org

Pickaway County Historical Society

162 W. Union St., Circleville 740-474-1495 pickawayhistory.org

Pickaway County Genealogical Library

210 N. Court St., Circleville 740-474-9144 pickawaygenealogy.org Pickaway County Library

Main 1160 N. Court St., Circleville 740-477-1644 Floyd E. Younkin Branch 51 Long St., Ashville 740-983-8856 www.pickawaylib.org

Pickaway County Library The Pickaway County Library has two beautiful facilities plus a bookmobile and electronic content to offer Pickaway County residents and visitors.

Pickaway County Banking Center

Locations in Ashville, Circleville, Commercial Point 26 E. Main St., Ashville 740-983-2511 120 S. Court St., Circleville 740-474-2799 www.vintoncountybank.com The Savings Bank

SmartBanking products and services. We are a true ‘Community Bank’ servicing Pickaway County and surrounding communities since 1912. Circleville, Ashville, Williamsport 118 N. Court St., Circleville 740-474-3191 18 Long St., Ashville 740-983-2587, 800-582-2265 www.thesavingsbankcircleville.com

The Main library in Circleville is a spacious facility with lots of natural light to feature the large collection of popular fiction, non-fiction, movies and music. The youth area is decorated with bright artwork your kids will love and features a large play space with toys and games for all ages. The Younkin Branch library in Ashville is undergoing a remodel in 2022 to create more options for patrons, including an expanded space for kids to read and play. The bookmobile makes community stops all over the county. Find its schedule online and visit this library on wheels. Home delivery is also available for those who cannot physically get to a library location. Your Pickaway County Library card is good at all three of these locations, plus it allows you to download ebooks, audiobooks and more. Experienced staff members can help you find the items and information you need. In addition, the library offers programming for all ages – storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers; movie matinees; presenters; crafts; and more. Visit the library’s website pickawaylib.org for more information or follow them on Facebook. DESTINATION PICKAWAY


Accessibility in Pickaway County Pickaway County is working towards accessibility for all. Whether it is shopping downtown, playing in the park or attending events at our fairgrounds, inclusion is the goal. The Brooks-Yates Housing Board, a sub entity of the Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities, has approved monies for portable metal ramps to be constructed to provide wheelchair access to local businesses and organizations. Both the Pickaway County Board of DD and the Pickaway County Visitor’s Bureau are working together to make these ramps available to local businesses and organization. The ramps are designed to be taken inside the store when it’s not open and in use. Any Pickaway County business or organization that would like to have one of these ramps can make the request for one to improve their accessibility. Businesses whose entrances cannot be fitted for this style of ramp can also apply for grant money to help fund a ramp that would fit their structure needs through the BrooksYates Housing Board.


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The playground at Mary Virginia Crites Hannan Park recently upgraded their playground to include a wheelchairaccessible swing. The project was funded through the Boundless Playground Fund through the Pickaway County Community Foundation. “The Boundless Playground Fund was started in 2007 to support the conceptual development and construction of a playground at the Mary Virginia Crites Hannan Park,” Jan Shannon, executive director of PCCF said. “The desire is for it to be accessible to all children. The fund also assists the city by donating funding for repairs and maintenance needed on the current playground facility.”

Accessibility ramp

Mary Virginia Crites Hannan Park

Another exciting accessible area is our new Pickaway County Agriculture and Event Center. Accessible features of the fairgrounds include doors that open outward, increased width of doors, lower countertop heights, paved handicapped parking spaces and paved camping spaces. Pickaway County Agriculture and Event Center




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