Franklinton is both the oldest community in Central Ohio and one in the midst of an exciting transformation driven by the arts.
Lucas Sullivant, a Virginia-born land surveyor, established Franklinton in 1797. It is bordered by the Scioto River on the north and east, Harmon Avenue on the east, Stimmel Road and Greenlawn Avenue on the south, and Interstate 70 on the west. West Broad Street, or US 40, is one of the country’s first roads and is Franklinton’s main throughway.
For more information about Franklinton, we invite you to visit the neighborhood's website, hosted by FUEL (Franklinton Urban Empowerment Lab), at www.franklinton.org.
Challenges of Franklinton: Columbus’ Historic Urban Neighborhood
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