Where North Meets South
Ohio is a state of regions defined by the settlement patterns of families moving west from the original thirteen colonies. Traces of New England families and Virginia planters can be seen on the landscape even today. Those regional preferences are very apparent along State Route 23 as it traverses central Ohio. On this tour, producer Sam Hendren points out the signs of who settled what part of the state as travelers drive north to south on Route 23.
Begin each track at the location indicated. Important sites from the tour are marked on the map and under each track heading. Sites that are highlighted in blue link to additional information.
Track 1Start at Intersection of SR 23 and SR 95 40.581331; -83.076931
Track 2At the Intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Vernon Heights Boulevard 40.580452; -83.111325
Track 3At the Intersection of SR 23 and SR 95, heading south 40.581331; -83.076931
Track 4SR 23 and North Sandusky Street, Delaware 40.299599; -83.068128
Track 5SR 23 and South Sandusky Street, Delaware
Track 6SR 23, at the exit for Perkins Observatory 40.25138; -83.05966
Track 7Exit Josephinum Pontifical College, south on High Street 40.12054; -83.02284
Track 8Driving through Clintonville on North High Street 40.048645; -83.020487
Track 9Driving through the Short North district to the Ohio Statehouse 39.98789; -83.00558
Track 10Leaving Capitol Square, at South High and State Streets
Track 11Intersection of SR 23 and I-270: 39.887404; -82.999141
Track 12On SR 23 at CR 316, turnng toward Ashville: 39.7184; -82.9868
Track 13Leaving the Small Town Museum in Ashville: 39.713905; -82.953391
Track 14Start just south of Circleville on SR 23; 39.591971; -82.94995
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