Worthington Area Statistics
County: Franklin County
Location: North Central Franklin County, 25 minutes from downtown Columbus, 20 minutes from the airport
Schools: Worthington City Schools
Utilities: Columbia Gas, American Electric Power
Size: 6 square miles
Zip Codes: 43085, 43235
Worthington’s heritage, beautiful tree-lined streets, quiet neighborhoods, excellent schools, and vibrant central business district are among the many reasons why this community continues to prosper. Many who move to Worthington, OH cite the award-winning school system and the abundant recreational and support programs offered by the community as reasons why they love the area. There’s plenty of shopping at the Worthington Square Mall with upscale specialty stores and delightful shops along High Street.
Worthington was settled in 1803 by a group of families from the Farmington River Valley of Connecticut and Massachusetts under the leadership of James Kilbourne. They plotted a New England village of 164 lots around a central public square which today hosts summer band concerts and arts festivals. A monument honoring the 38 original proprietors stands in the northwest quadrant.
The “Old Worthington” business district is anchored by an 1808 commercial building built by Kilbourne, believed to be the oldest such building in continuous commercial use in Ohio. Facing the Village Green is St. John’s Episcopal Church, the original 1831 building still used by the present congregation. Modern Worthington maintains its New England character and treasures its heritage by inviting visitors to take a walking tour of its proposed historic district, or visit one of the two museums maintained by the Worthington Historical Society.
Worthington’s central public square hosts band concerts and arts festivals. Worthington offers a wonderful Community Center that includes a four lane lap pool, a leisure pool, a hot tub, and a huge fitness center. Even with all of these modern attractions, Worthington maintains its New England character. Our corporate offices are here!