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As a local public works agency headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the Franklin County Engineer's Office is responsible for the maintenance and construction of 271 miles of county roadway and 351 county bridges, as well as upkeep of all county ditches, drains, retention basins, and other storm water facilities within the right-of-way of county roads in unincorporated areas. To meet the continuing development and infrastructure needs of Franklin County, the Engineer's Office utilizes the latest technologies for determining and maintaining roadway centerlines and boundaries; retracing and setting new monuments for original public land surveys; preparing geographic information system mapping for real estate tax assessments; and establishing precise countywide horizontal and vertical control to maintain uniformity in construction, surveying, and mapping.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Harlem Road, between E. Dublin-Granville Road and Warner Road, is closed for bridge maintenance. This closure is expected to last one day, weather permitting.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Clime Road North, between Clime Road and Georgesville Road, is now open to traffic.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
We’re only a few days into fall but snow and ice preparations are underway! #TeamFCEO has been working hard getting our vehicles and equipment ready for the upcoming winter season. #winteriscoming
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Clime Road North, between Clime Road and Georgesville Road, is closed for bridge improvements. This closure is expected to last two days, weather permitting.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
As we conclude another great #RoundaboutsWeek, we are happy to announce that the Morse Road at Babbitt Road improvement project is progressing well. Our contractor, Strawser Paving Inc., is working diligently to keep this project on schedule. Check back soon for updates.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Roundabouts have proven to be safe and beneficial to our communities. FCEO-maintained roundabouts follow national trends by decreasing overall crashes and crash related injuries. Let's keep decreasing crashes by always being alert and cautious when driving through roundabouts.
Franklin County Engineer's Office
970 DUBLIN ROAD
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215
(614) 525-3030
fracoeng@franklincountyengineer.org
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Surveyor’s Journal Entry Nine

Surveyor’s Journal Entry Nine

Modified Rectangular Surveying in the U.S. Military District

The United States Military District was set aside by Congress in 1796 as compensation for Revolutionary War veterans. The district began at the northwest corner of the “ Seven Ranges ” running 50 miles south and west to the Scioto River. The southern boundary ran along the entire length of modern-day Fifth Avenue in Columbus.

The district’s 16,000 acres in Franklin County were surveyed by Deputy Surveyors Israel Ludlow, John Mathews, Ebenezer Buckingham, William Putnam (Rufus Putnam’s son), and James Kilbourne using a modified version of the new rectangular system. The land was measured into townships, five miles square, and then divided into quarter townships, two and-a-half miles square, containing about 4,000 acres each. There was also the layout of 100-acre lots for the convenience of some soldiers in the area of Rocky Fork Creek, as well as 24 surplus lots of 160 acres.

The initial setting of land boundaries provided for the eventual creation of these political subdivisions within the district:

Sharon Township, including the town of Worthington (1806)
Plain Township (1810)
Clinton Township (1811)
Mifflin Township (1811)
Blendon Township (1815)
Jefferson Township (1816)
Perry Township (1820)
Village of New Albany within Plain Township (1856)
Town of Westerville within Blendon Township (1858)
Town of Gahanna within Mifflin Township (1881)