Worthington Neighborhoods

 If you are researching your home and want information on the plat for your neighborhood, there are two sources that may be helpful.

 Worthington City Engineer's Office has a searchable database at www.worthington.org > Departments > Engineering > Engineering Planning & Services > Record Plans > Record Plan Search > Street name > plats. (CLICK HERE).  This includes all subdivisions within the Worthington city limits. Plats are in tif format which you can save, copy, print, or email. The engineers' office uses them for water and sewer records so they are kept up to date. Very convenient!

 Worthington Neighborhoods by Jennie McCormick, was published by the Worthington Historical Society culminating a 50th anniversary series of articles in our monthly newsletter in 2005. It offers plat map and a narrative description of the 23 neighborhoods listed below. It also has photos representative of homes in these areas and a listing of all Worthington neighborhoods in 2005 together with their date, plat map volume and page, and a description of their location.

 This book is available in the society gift shop, the society library, and the Worthington and Columbus libraries. Questions about this book or requests for a digital copy of the narrative describing the key historic feature should contact historian@worthingtonhistory.com For each neighborhood requested, send check for $2 to Worthington Historical Society, 50 W. New England Ave., Worthington, OH 43085. We are not able to process credit or debit cards.

 

Neighborhood

Date

Key Feature

Old Worthington

1803

Original Plat

Morris Addition

1855

1st subdivision, ministers & blacks

Elmwood/Linworth

1888

Railroad station

Chaseland

1903

Interurban streetcar

Riverlea

1924

1st residential building covenants

Davis Estate Subdivision

1926

Walnut Grove Cemetery approach

Colonial Hills

1927-41

WWII Defense Homes Corp.

Forrest Detrick/Fox Lane

1940

Worthington Mfg. Co. & Camp Lyon

Medick Estates

1953

Boulder Lodge estate

Wilson Hill

1951-54

Orange Johnson Farm

Beechview/M.A.Rusk

1952-55

Northlawn Burial Park conflict

Rush Creek

1956+

Frank Lloyd Wright inspiration

Kilbourne Village

1957-60

Episcopal Church farm lot

Plesenton Place

1955-58

Prehistoric Indian mound

Worthington Estates

1959-70

Outerbelt building boom

Worthington Hills

1963-68

Golf course, Parade of Homes

Worthingway

1963-65

Methodist Children’s Home

Toll Gate Square

1963

1st condo plat in county

Dupre Heights

1966

Dupre Nursery

Olentangy Hills

1968-70

I-270 & Worthington Mall

Potter’s Creek

1977-82

Potter farm & Fieldstone Lake

Woods at the Josephinum

1978-83

Pontifical College Jospehinum

Kenyon Brook

1987

Edwin Albaugh “House Beautiful”

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