Starting in the 1950s, Orange Township land was coveted by developers and needed by state and federal agencies. Land was acquired for a Columbus Metro Park, U.S. Rt. 71, Alum Creek Dam, and the Polaris shopping mecca. Long gone farms, villages and stories of settlers give glimpses of the early days while two hundred years later, residential growth is soaring and parks and services are being developed to keep up with the changes.
The 1914 Archaeological Atlas of Ohio shows 6 mounds and 1 enclosure in Orange Township. Unlike any other township in Delaware County, two mounds and prehistoric earthworks have been preserved in [Read more…]