Did you know that SPL curates a local history collection and that there are some great historical sites to explore right here on the southwest side of Columbus? The map below [click here for PDF] will guide you to six such locations. Check out these resources for more exploration:

  • From Attics to Archives. A large image collection of people and places from southwest Franklin County, curated by SPL Reference staff. A portion of the collection is available for viewing online. Contact Reference staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 614-875-6716 ext. 503 for assistance. 
  • Visit the Grove City Library for documents and info regarding the history of Grove City or Westland Area Library for articles on the creation of Lincoln Village.
  • Southwest Franklin County Historical Society 
  • Ohio Historical Marker Program 
  • National Register of Historic Places 
  • Trouble on Scioto's Waters: Soldiers, Frontiersmen, & Native Americans, 1725-1815. Shailer - Orange Frazer Press - 2021 (book)
  • Images of America: Grove City. Shailer and Lanese - Arcadia Publishing - 2008 (book + eBook)

Challenge: Take this map and your library card with you on your journeys. Snap a picture and tag us on your social media.

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Library Hours

Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon-Thu      9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri, Sat 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM


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Grove City Library

3959 Broadway
Grove City, OH 43123

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Westland Area Library

4740 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43228

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