The Founding of Worthington / Worthington, A Planned Community

The Founding of Worthington / Worthington, A Planned Community (HM876)

Location: Worthington, OH 43085 Franklin County
Buy Ohio State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 40° 5.389', W 83° 1.092'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
The Founding of Worthington
The Scioto Company, led by James Kilbourn (Kilbourne) of Granby and Berlin, Connecticut, founded Worthington in 1803, the year that Ohio became a state. The Scioto Company was organized as a land company in 1802 with 38 original proprietors from Connecticut and Massachusetts. They purchased 16,000 acres of land along the Olentangy River for $1.25 per acre. The name Worthington was adopted in honor of Thomas Worthington, Territorial Land Commissioner, United States Senator, and future Ohio governor. He advised Kilbourn on the location for the settlement and his name provided recognition for the community.

Worthington, A Planned Community
Based on a plan adopted by Scioto Company proprietors before their arrival in Ohio, Worthington was established following the New England model. The town formed a grid pattern around a village green. Settlers were required to own at least one town lot and a rural tract for farming; some settlers were designated to operate the first tavern and sawmill. The church and school were assigned double lots on the square and tracts to farm for their support. An Episcopal Church, school, subscription library, and Masonic lodge soon followed. Within months, Worthington was a complete New England town transplanted to Ohio.
HM NumberHM876
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number39-25
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Worthington Women's Club and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 327946 N 4439677
Decimal Degrees40.08981667, -83.01820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 5.389', W 83° 1.092'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 5' 23.34" N, 83° 1' 5.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 Village Green Dr NW, Worthington OH 43085, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?