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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
#TeamFCEO attended the Pre-Bid Information Session for the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County which provided networking opportunities with minority owned businesses.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
#TeamFCEO participated in the Franklin County Futures Job Fair where we shared information about employment opportunities at our office. It was a great event!
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Smiley Road, between Fishinger Road and Hilliard-Cemetery Road, will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2023, for roadway maintenance. This closure is expected to last one day, weather permitting. Local Access will be maintained.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Thanks to everyone who attended the Opportunities Job Fair! We had a great time meeting with people excited to learn about our internship and seasonal opportunities at the FCEO. If you are still interested in joining #TeamFCEO, please visit https://www.franklincountyengineer.org/employment/ to learn more.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has declared a LEVEL ONE Snow Emergency. Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.
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)