Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced earlier this week that the statue at City Hall would be removed and stored. Woodbridge, who currently lives in Murfreesboro, Tenn., said he plans to travel with his wife to Columbus to deliver a printed petition to city officials shortly. During the week, the statues of Columbus will be brought to the nation to highlight his role in the genocide of indigenous peoples and the cruelty he has inflicted on them.
The renowned Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, which also includes the Columbus Museum of Natural History, Ohio State University and the Ohio Historical Society, is a popular recreational destination. The zoo has more than 9,000 animals, as well as reservoirs including Griggs, Shaughnessy and Hoover. You can go on a tour of Columbus Food Adventures to find out why Food & Wine Magazine named Columbus one of 32 places to eat.
There are three of the most important museums in the city, so there is always something to do and in winter there are light shows. Clippers provide additional entertainment for residents, as well as the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Ohio State University Museum of Natural History. Also of interest is the National Zoo of Ohio, which houses more than 1,000 animals and also has the largest animal collection in the world.
Shopping is a big draw in Columbus, especially in Easton, which is known as the "Rodeo Drive of the Midwest." In 2015, the city employed more than 1,000 full and part-time workers and about 1.5 million people.
About 116,000 people in Columbus were foreigners - born in 2015, which makes up about 82% of all new citizens. The most common ancestral groups inColumbus are African Americans - Americans, Hispanics, Asians, African Americans and Native Americans.
Columbus is part of the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area, which spans ten counties and is the third largest metropolitan area in the state, which is almost connected to the Cleveland MSA. The city is surrounded by several communities, including Upper Arlington, Worthington, Bexley and Whitehall. Columbus is located in a metropolitan complex that includes the city of Columbus, Ohio, as well as the cities of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus and Grove City.
Geographically, the Hilliard area is a mixed use area with a mix of residential, commercial and industrial uses. North of Linden, Contrail, which runs west of I-70, is bordered by Broad Street, which runs north of Franklin Park.
The Ohio and Erie Canal, which has crossed the area since 1831, is partly named after Hilliard, Ohio, and is connected to Columbus by the Ohio - Erie Canal.
In 1836, the national highway stretched from Cumberland, Maryland, to Columbus and in the next few years to Illinois.
Columbus grew further when it pursued a policy of annexing adjacent lands and became a center of learning and social activities as one might expect from a capital. Although Columbus suffered from the panic of 1819, it continued to grow as the capital grew economically and in population in the following decades. Between 1950 and 2000, the area of the city increased fivefold and the population almost doubled.
Ohio State University, which had about a thousand students in 1900, is now one of the largest public universities in the United States, with over 47,000 students. Since 2015, there have been numerous other colleges in the city, including the University of Ohio, the Ohio Institute of Technology and the College of Arts and Sciences. Columbus has a hospital connected to a medical college, as well as a number of hospitals and medical schools.
Columbus became an important intermediate camp for Union troops during the American Civil War, and Ohio Prison was also near the capital, housing about 1,400 people at the end of the 19th century. The west side of the city was built as the site of the US Capitol and a number of other government buildings.
Columbus was chosen by the United States Congress in 1864, after the death of President John F. Kennedy, as the location of the new capital. Columbus' industrial development benefited from the construction of steel mills and other industrial facilities in the city, as well as a number of other industries.
In the middle of the 19th century, industries began to emerge and grow rapidly in the years after the Civil War. Columbus grew considerably during this period, with the construction of steel mills and other industrial plants, as well as a number of other industries.
Nearly half of the US population lives in Columbus, Ohio, the second largest city in the United States after New York City. According to city records, Columbus had a population of about 1.5 million people in 1880 and an annual gross domestic product of $2.2 billion.
Columbus was not the original capital, but the state legislature decided to move the state government there after a short time in Chillicothe and Zanesville. The Legislature had voted Columbus ahead of a number of other competitors, including Franklin, Dublin, Worthington and Delaware.