CHILLICOTHE AREA

CHILLICOTHE:
THE DELPHI OF NORTH AMERICA

Historian Roger Kennedy has aptly called Ohio’s first capital the “Delphi of North America” no less for its remarkable concentration of Greek Revival architecture than for its status as the core area of the brilliant Hopewell culture, whose influence was spread across much of the continent seventeen centuries ago [see: Mound City]. The downtown historic district includes restored bed-and-breakfasts from which to plan several days’ excursions here in the “heartland of ancient America.”

The Ross County Convention and Visitors Bureau, with their website (at: http://www.visitchillicotheohio.com), or downtown offices, can provide further information on where to stay and eat, and what to do in the area. See also Granville information at the end of the Granville-Columbus Route page.

This plate from Squier Davis's book shows the dense concentration of ancient geometric earthworks in the vicinity.

Chillicothe Area

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