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National Register of Historic Places

Historical marker to honor Old Worthington


A historical marker commemorating the acceptance of Old Worthington into the prestigious National Register of Historic Places will be unveiled at the opening of Market Day on Sept. 29.

The public ceremony will be at 10 a.m. on the southeast quadrant of the Village Green, where it will stand permanently.

The site was chosen to be accessible to both pedestrians and to motorists who might want to pull onto Village Drive to read the proclamation.

The Ohio Historical Society will honor the community with the placement of the marker.

The Worthington Historic District was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.

City staff and members of the Old Worthington Association worked to find a location where the designation and marker would provide a point of recognition and pride for the historic significance of the Worthington community.

The public is invited to the ceremony, which will include remarks from state Rep. Mike Duffey (R-Worthington); Bonnie Michael, president pro tem, Worthington City Council; Mikel Coulter, Old Worthington Business Association; and Jim Ventresca, chair of the Worthington Historic District Committee.