10 Interesting Facts About Delaware County

Whether you just moved to Delaware County or you’ve lived here for a while, it’s always great to know some fun facts about your home!

  1. 51 percent of adult residents have a bachelor’s degree. Delaware County is the only county in Ohio where more than half its adult residents have a bachelor’s degree. The U.S. average is 33 percent.
  2. Alum Creek State Park, located in Delaware County, has the largest inland beach in the state of Ohio.
  3. Ohio State University played its first football game against Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware on May 3, 1890.
  4. There are 35 miles of hiking trails located in Delaware County parks.
  5. Delaware County is named after the Delaware Indian tribe.
  6. Delaware County is the fastest growing County in Ohio!
  7. Delaware County is home to The Columbus Zoo which has been open for more than 80 years and is home to over 660 species and 7,800 specimens.
  8. Delaware County is home to the Little Brown Jug, which was established in 1946 and is considered one of the jewels in the triple crown of Grand Circuit harness racing.
  9. Delaware County has been named the “Healthiest County in Ohio” by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the last four years and for five of the last six years. In 2018, it was ranked the No. 12 healthiest county in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report.
  10. Delaware County is home to The Memorial Tournament which was founded by hometown hero and golf legend, Jack Nicklaus. This major PGA event is held each summer at the Muirfield Village Golf Club.


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