History of Dublin
Favorite thing: 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”.
Fondest memory: 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.
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Websites on Dining in Dublin (Greater Columbus)
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The German Village is Downtown Columbus:
Convention and Visitors Bureau:
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Top picks from from the locals:
Basic Listings but more of them (by category):
Fondest memory: Schmidt's Sausages und Restaurant in the German Village. Great place for Atkins dieters because of the high-quality sausages. Non-dieters will delight: German potatoe salad. I love the red cabbage. Desserts are big and homemade. This place was featured on FoodTV's "The Best Of."
Upscale (moderate to expensive) Restaurant List
Favorite thing: *I haven't been to these restaurants, but I would consider them if I were to want a fine dining experience.
Hyde Park Grille
6360 Frantz Road
Dublin, OH 43017-1307
Toll Free: 800-321-2211
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