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Groveport
In 1846, an argument smoldered between Jacob B. Wert and William H. Rarey. Four years previously, Wert had laid out Wert’s Grove, and Rarey had laid out Rarey’s Port, with only a section line dividing the two settlements. Each of these men was determined that his name should be perpetuated in the naming of the village. Finally Dr. Abel Clark suggested the name of Groveport. The opening of the Ohio Canal in 1831 was a boon to the settlements along its winding course and warehouses and mills began to spring up along the banks of the canal.
Groveport


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In 1846, an argument smoldered between Jacob B. Wert and William H. Rarey. Four years previously, Wert had laid out Wert’s Grove, and Rarey had laid out Rarey’s Port, with only a section line dividing the two settlements. Each of these men was determined that his name should be perpetuated in the naming of the village. Finally Dr. Abel Clark suggested the name of Groveport. The opening of the Ohio Canal in 1831 was a boon to the settlements along its winding course and warehouses and mills began to spring up along the banks of the canal.

Groveport’s boundaries had remained relatively unchanged from its early days, even as its population grew. Growth in the village was not entirely residential. In the past twenty-five years, industrial parks appeared along the Route 317 corridor as Groveport sought to take advantage of both the Rickenbacker Port Authority and the nearby interstate highway. In the past ten years, Main Street was renovated. Historical street lights were installed along with brick crosswalks and new sidewalks. Storm sewers and water lines were also improved.

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