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Clintonville is a charming area north of Columbus, Ohio. It was founded by Continental Army soldiers who were given land in lieu of pensions, and it served as an Underground Railroad stop during the Civil War. By 1900, Clinton Township had become popular with summer residents from nearby university towns due to its close proximity to downtown Columbus.

In 1974 the city of Columbus created the “Clintonville Area Commission”, designating the governed area to be between Glen Echo Ravine and Worthington, and the Olentangy River to the railroad paralleling I-71. This increased the area of Clintonville to include most, if not all of Beechwold, and also increased the numbers of residents who believed themselves to be a part of a distinct community known as Clintonville.

Only a handful of property deeds ever used the term Clintonville in the legal description of the properties. Despite the legalities, anyone from Clintonville, or wishing to live there, can happily attest to the distinctive “feel” and the cohesive nature of the neighborhood.

Living in Clintonville

Attractions and amenities

Of the many parks in Clintonville, the crown jewel is Whetstone Park of Roses, which includes a recreation facility, library, sports fields, a bandstand, an amazing rose garden, a pond, and hiking and biking trails encompassing some nice views of the Olentangy River.


Schools in Clintonville are part of the Columbus City Schools district, and are attended by neighborhood children, many of whom walk to school, giving a small-town feel to this community. The Ohio State University is just to the South of Clintonville, and the Pontifical College Josephinum is to the North.

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