: Circleville was founded in 1810 along the east side of the Scioto River. It derived it's name form the circular portions of a large Hopewell culture earthworks. The town was built on this earthwork, with a street layout in concentric circles. The court house was in the center and was octagonal.
However, this plan was not satisfactory and in 1837 the Circleville Squaring Company was formed to convert it to a conventional grid. While no part of the earth work remains, a few of the buildings have retained the curved walls that were a part of the original plan.
Circleville hosts an annual Pumpkin Festival in October. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Pickaway County (Ohio) Places
: Circleville (Ohio); Pickaway County (Ohio)