Overview of Chillicothe
The city of Chillicothe is located in southern Ohio, approximately 43 miles south of Columbus. Chillicothe apartments for rent offer excellent options for joining the approximately 22,000 people living across 10.43 square miles of land.
The city provides residents with easy access to major roads, as Chillicothe is located at the intersection of routes 35, 104 and 23. Rickenbacker International Airport is located approximately an hour's drive north and allows for air travel around the world. According to the city website, Chillicothe is known as Ohio's first capital city, and the city dedicates itself to maintaining its cultural heritage.
Living in Chillicothe, OH
Chillicothe was founded in 1796 by Colonel Nathaniel Massie and received its name from the Shawnee Indian tribe word meaning "principal town" or "town at the leaning bank." Chillicothe was the capital of Ohio from 1803 to 1810 and from 1812 to 1816, which led to its nickname as Ohio's first capital.
People living in Chillicothe apartments enjoy being in an industrial city and one of the most productive agricultural counties in the state of Ohio, Ross County. Residents view the city's historical past as a source of community pride. The transportation systems played a significant role in Chillicothe's rise to the prominent position it holds within the state today. In addition to its location at the intersection of major roadways, the city sits just north of the confluence of Paint Creek and Scioto River.
Chillicothe Attractions and Special Events
Residents living in Chillicothe apartments have numerous attractions to take advantage of, ranging from historical sites to architecture, outdoor recreation, cultural activities and more. Many residents enjoy Chillicothe's parks and recreational areas, which include the Goldie A. Gunlock Memorial Park, Western View, Strawser, Yoctangee, Pine Street and Manor parks. There is additionally a vast hiking and biking trail system that runs alongside the Scioto River.
A popular area attraction for theater and the arts is the Majestic Theatre. People can also enjoy premier outdoor theater at the outdoor stages of Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre. "Tecumseh!" is performed there every summer and tells the epic life story of renowned Shawnee leader Tecumseh.
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