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Circleville is the county seat of Pickaway County and a city in the Miami - Scioto basins in south-central Ohio. It is located along the banks of the Scioto River. As of the 2020 Census, Circleville's population was 13,922 and is slowly increasing. It is located approximately halfway between Washington Court House (Court House, as the locals refer to it: designated as Washington CH on highway signs) and Lancaster on US 22, and about halfway between Columbus and Chillicothe on US 23.

Get in

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Map of Circleville

By plane

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John Glenn Columbus International Airport (IATA: CMH) is the major air hub for Circleville. It is located on the northeast side of Columbus, about 40 minutes from Circleville. Take US 23 North toward Columbus, and in 19.5 mi, take the exit for I-270 (the Outerbelt) going east. Stay on I-270, going around the south and east side of Columbus, and follow signs for John Glenn Columbus International Airport. You'll take the exit for I-670 West (exit 35) and keep left. The Columbus airport is the next exit. Columbus International Airport provides to 31 airports via 9 airlines on 148 nonstop flights daily.

Significantly smaller, newer, and closer is Rickenbacker International Airport, located on the south side of the city. It is about 25 minutes from Circleville. Take US 23 North to OH-317/London-Groveport Rd (just south of Scioto Downs) and turn right. Continue for 4 miles, then turn right onto Alum Creek Dr., and you have arrived. Rickenbacker International Airport services Allegiant Airlines to over ten destinations in the Deep South, mostly in Florida.

By car

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The backbone of Circleville's transportation system is the two major US Highways running through it.

US 22 runs WSW-ENE through the city and forms Main Street through downtown. It continues WSW to Washington CH and Wilmington before terminating in downtown Cincinnati. It travels east past Ohio Christian University to Lancaster, Zanesville, Cambridge, and Steubenville before continuing into West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

US 23 runs N-S through Circleville, just west of downtown. It is a two lane divided highway for most of its length through town, but has a freeway-style exit at US 22/OH-56 into downtown Circleville. It continues north to Columbus, Delaware (Ohio), Marion, Upper Sandusky, Fostoria, and on to Toledo and Michigan. It continues south to Chillicothe, Waverly, Portsmouth, and Huntington (W. Va.) metro, before winding through the Appalachians.

Numerous state highways service the city as well, the most major being OH-56, providing access to I-71 to the northwest.

Get around

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By car

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Because the city is relatively small, it isn't difficult to get around. The major streets in Circleville are:

  • Main Street (US 22/OH-56) runs ESE-WNW through downtown. The two highways merge just west of town, then they cross the Scioto River into town. They split just to the east of downtown.
  • Lancaster Pike (US 22) when US 22/OH-56 splits to the east of town, US 22 goes northeast to Lancaster, about 20 miles away. This is a major road, and it has many businesses along the road. The Pickaway County Fairgrounds are also along Lancaster Pike.
  • Court Street (partially OH-188) is another major street in Circleville. The intersection of Main and Court is the center of downtown, and north of Main Street, Court Street becomes OH-188. It continues south to the main shopping district.
  • Northridge Rd (OH-188) to the north of town, OH-188 turns northeast onto Northridge Rd, which goes toward Lancaster.
  • Nicholas Dr is a major N-S road starting at US 22 and continuing to Northridge Rd. Mostly through residential, but is near Circleville Public Schools and the YMCA.
  • US 23 is the main transportation corridor in Circleville. To the south of town, it runs through a major shopping district with a Walmart, many restaurants, and a few hotels.

See

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Attractions

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Architecture

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  • 1 Pickaway County Courthouse.
  • 2 Circleville Memorial Hall. Circleville Memorial Hall (Q14716389) on Wikidata Circleville Memorial Hall on Wikipedia
  • 3 Mount Oval. A historic farmstead Mount Oval (Q6922623) on Wikidata Mount Oval on Wikipedia
  • 4 Ohio Christian University. Ohio Christian University (Q7080767) on Wikidata Ohio Christian University on Wikipedia
  • 5 Gregg-Crites Octagon House. As of 2018 this building is being restored for use as a museum. The building and its strange architecture should still be visible. Gregg-Crites Octagon House (Q5606488) on Wikidata Gregg-Crites Octagon House on Wikipedia

Indian Mounds

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  • 6 Luthor List Mound. Luthor List Mound (Q6705780) on Wikidata Luthor List Mound on Wikipedia
  • 7 Cross Mound. Cross Mound (Q14716397) on Wikidata Cross Mound on Wikipedia

Do

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Events

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The Circleville Pumpkin Show
  • 1 Circleville Pumpkin Show. Circleville Pumpkin Show (Q5121536) on Wikidata Circleville Pumpkin Show on Wikipedia
  • 2 Pickaway County Fair, 415 Lancaster Pike. Pickaway County Fair (Q111383567) on Wikidata

Parks & sports

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Ted Lewis Park

Buy

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A rural store
  • 1 Pickaway County Flea Market, 415 Lancaster Pike (Fairgrounds Colosseum.). First full weekend of the month..

Eat

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Drink

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Sleep

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Connect

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Circleville Post Office

Go next

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Routes through Circleville
CincinnatiWilmingtonWashington Court House  W  E  LancasterZanesvilleCambridgeSteubenville
ToledoToledoMarionDelawareColumbus  N  S  ChillicotheWaverlyPortsmouthCatlettsburg
LondonMount Sterling  NW  SE  LaurelvilleAthens
ColumbusSouth Bloomfield  N  S  Chillicothe
HillsboroGreenfieldClarksburg  SW  NE  END



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