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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.
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Despite the morning rain, we hope you are still able to celebrate Bike to Work Day! Whether it's for your commute, exercise, or fun, we encourage you to get out and bike today. #BikeToWorkDay
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#TeamFCEO participated in the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) Supplier Diversity & Procurement Summit, along with other organizations, to share information about contracting opportunities with our office. It was great to engage with the business owners and expand our procurement network.
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Join us as we highlight the Human Resources Department! They take pride in being a resource for all employees. No matter the need, from strategic planning, policy interpretation, or payroll assistance, the team is available to help. Thanks for being #TeamFCEO.
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Franklin County Engineer
Mental Health Awareness Week (May 13th-19th) emphasizes the importance of taking care of your mental health. This year’s theme, Movement: Moving More for Our Mental Health, highlights the impact physical activity has on improving our mental wellbeing. #MomentsForMovement
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Franklin County Engineer
The following roads will be resurfaced May 13, 2024 through May 17, 2024, weather permitting. Please expect intermittent lane closures while this work is being completed.
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 Sixteen

Surveyor’s Journal Entry Sixteen

First Columbus Land Sale is Held at the Start of the War of 1812

Sale of land in Columbus began on June 18, 1812, the same day that the United States declared war on Great Britain.

The original in-town lots were 62.5 feet wide and 187.5 feet deep. The front property lines would be bordered by streets and the back lines by 33-foot wide alleyways.

Out-lots, containing about three acres each, were those located farthest from the center of town.

The most desirable properties along the planned High and Broad Streets were priced as high as $1,000 per lot. Out-lots cost in the range of $200.

The proprietors’ “terms of sale” required the purchaser to have a down payment of one fifth of the purchase price and agree to pay-off the balance in four equal annual installments. Interest was charged for late payments and an eight percent discount was given to those who met all of their loan obligations on time.

The initial sale lasted only three days, but brought together an industrious community of about 50 purchasers that immediately started clearing the land for the eventual construction of streets, houses, inns, and shops.