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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 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.