Dublin, Ohio has one of the largest Irish festivals in the world. | Photo via Visit Dublin Ohio
Have you ever noticed that many cities in Ohio share the names of larger cities elsewhere in the world? It’s no coincidence — there’s a reason these cities earned their names, and we decided to dig deeper and find out why.
With many of the original residents being from Great Britain, it’s suggested that this is how the Madison County city earned its name.
John Shields, who surveyed this land in 1810, named the city after his hometown of Dublin, Ireland. The city commemorates its name with the Dublin Irish Festival every year.
As the home of Ohio University, this southern city was named after Athens, Greece, which is known to be the ancient center of learning.
The village was named after the major French city in 1837, but don’t let the pronunciation fool you. Here in Ohio, it’s pronounced “Ver-Sales.”
This small Adams County village was named after the surveyor of the land Nathaniel Massie, whose ancestral home was Manchester, England.
Home to Miami University, this city was named after the university town of Oxford, England.
This Ohio city was named after the capital of Peru to honor the malaria vaccine which was established there. It’s pronunciation, however, is “Ly-mah.”
What other Ohio city names stick out to you? Let us know, and we can dive into the history of those as well.
Paint Your Pet Portrait | Friday, Sept. 15 | 1-3 p.m. | Terra Gallery, 6631 Dale Dr., Dublin | $50 | An expert will guide you step-by-step in painting a portrait of your pet.
Flights & Bites | Friday, Sept. 15 | 5-8 p.m. | Giant Eagle Market District , 650 N. State St., Westerville | $15 | Enjoy wine and food pairings + a raffle to win a basket of products.
Saturday, Sept. 16
John Glenn International 5K & Walk | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 9 a.m. | John Glenn International Airport, 4600 International Gateway, Columbus | $50 | Proceeds are donated to Honor Flight Columbus, a nonprofit organization that provides senior veterans with a day in the nation’s capital to visit the memorials built in their honor.
Modo Yoga | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 9:45-11 a.m. | Land-Grant Brewing Co. Beer Garden, 424 W. Town St., Franklinton | $20 | Tickets include an outdoor yoga class and beer.
Blanket Making for Ronald McDonald House Families | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Seeds of Caring Main Office, 355 E. Campus View Blvd. Ste. 157, Columbus | $15 | Make blankets, cards, and dolls for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
Dan + Shay, a Grammy Award-winning country duo, are coming to Nationwide Arena on Friday, March 15, 2024. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.
Fox in the Snow is opening its newest cafe on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. at 38 W. Bridge St. in Dublin. The full menu will be available, from cinnamon rolls to egg sandwiches. If you’re one of the first 100 customers in the door, you’ll receive a free T-shirt. (Columbus Business First)
Adelaide’s Gin Joint, a new bar offering 40+ gin varieties, is opening at 2333 N. High St. in the Old North. An exact opening date has yet to be announced. (614now)
“Moulin Rouge! The Musical” is coming to Ohio Theatre from Tuesday, Jan. 2 to Sunday, Jan. 14. Presale tickets for the Tony Award-winning musical are on sale now.
All College Football named Buckeye Nation as the largest fanbase in college football, with reported 11.26 million Buckeye fans. Now that’s a lot of people who go nuts for the Bucks.
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