"Old" Delaware, Ohio   .......Bits and Pieces of the Past          

Birthplace of Rutherford B. Hayes.... Home of Ohio Wesleyan University.... Home of The Little Brown Jug 


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Delaware, Ohio 43015

Delaware is situated in the center of the state of Ohio, about 20 miles north of Columbus. Delaware was founded in 1808, incorporated in 1816, and is the county seat of Delaware County. Over the years Delaware became a vibrant community with enough  industry  to provide work for its residents and the surrounding area. With local merchants and a wide variety of stores, people were attracted from the surrounding area.  The shops stayed open in the evening and the sidewalks were packed with folks doing their weekly shopping. Mass transit was available via many local railroads, electric street cars and a bustling bus system. Maybe old Delaware was ahead of its time, life seemed easier then  and possibly better. But Delaware is still the best!




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