History of Dublin
Dublin was settled on the banks of the Scioto River in 1802. Peter and Benjamin Sells of Huntington, PA purchased400 acres of land for their brother John. John and his family come to claim the land in 1808. He and an Irish gentleman, John Shields, began to survey lots for the town in 1810.
Legend has it that John Shields gave the honor of naming the town to Shields. Shields reportedly said: “If I have the honor conferred upon me to name your village, with brightness of the morn, and beaming of the sun on the hills and dales surrounding this beautiful valley, it would give me great pleasure to name your new town after my birthplace, Dublin, Ireland”. Dublin was incorporated as village in 1881, and was still a village in 1970 with only 681 residents. But in 1987 Dublin was dubbed as a city and today it boasts a residential bas of 32,000. The ambiance of 200 years ago is evident when strolling through Historic Dublin, which features charming examples of early 19-century architecture. Many of the area businesses and residences, such as the Fletcher-Coffman Homestead, are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Dublin’s explosive growth in the recent years can be attributed to a number of factors, including the arrival of corporate headquarters such as Wendy's International - famous burger chain, Ashland Chemical Co, Sterling Commerce Inc., and Jack Nicklaus’s development of the Muirfield Village Golf Club.