Powell Area Statistics
County: Delaware County
Location: Southwestern Delaware County, west of the Olentangy River and bordered by Rt. 315, 15 minutes from downtown Columbus, 45 minutes from the airport
Schools: Olentangy Local Schools
Area: 6 square miles
Zip Code: 43065
The city of Powell, OH was first settled around 1801 and was named Middlebury because the first settlers came from the Middlebury, Connecticut area. In 1857, Judge Thomas Powell was influential in establishing the first Powell Post Office and the townspeople decided to rename the village after him. Powell was incorporated as a municipality in February 1947.
Powell’s population consists primarily of professional workers and families. Residents enjoy living in planned neighborhoods that are interconnected and have easy access to public facilities such as parks and bike-paths. Population growth within the city has been explosive over the past decade.
In December 1995, Powell created a Comprehensive Plan Update aiming to preserve and enhance the character of the city through the implementation of six primary goals:
• establishment of an identity as a rural greenbelt town
• redevelopment of the town center
• establishment of an access management program
• achievement of a balanced land use mix
• creation of a small town economic development program
• provision of limited city services
Powell Ohio Public Education
The Olentangy School system is the predominant educational provider with 9992 students in 8 elementary, 3 middle and three high schools.