Lucas Sullivant acquires 6,000 acres of land and creates Franklinton.
The City of Columbus was officially founded in 1812, and became the capital four years later.
African Americans in Ohio were free under the Northwest Ordinance. The limitations for African Americans were heavy and “freedom” was a relative term. Watch below to learn more about the Underground Railroad in Columbus.
The Growth of Business, the new middle class and the guilded age corruption in Columbus and Franklinton all contributed to the growth of Ohio’s capital.
City officials vowed to make Columbus one of the most beautiful cities of its size with the “Beautiful City Movement.”
In 1913, the worst flood in the history of Ohio ravaged Franklinton. More than 17 feet of water rolled down the Scioto River. Nearly 100 people died, and 4,000 homes were destroyed.