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Grove City

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Grove City is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States which was founded in 1852. The population was 35,575 at the 2010 census.HistoryGrove City traces its beginnings to land grants bestowed upon American Revolutionary War veterans General Daniel Morgan and Colonel William Washington. Hugh Grant, Jackson Township's first white settler, set up a farm on a portion of this land near the turn of the eighteenth century.In 1846, William Foster Breck purchased fifteen and one-half acres from Grant’s son. In 1852, Breck and a commission of three other men laid out Grove City.The community’s growth was steady and in March 1866, Grove City became an incorporated village. The first mayoral election was held in May of that year; town doctor Joseph Bulen was elected.As the twentieth century approached, Grove City solidified its position as a “bedroom community” of Columbus with the completion of the Grove City and Greenlawn Street Railway. Though this railway ceased operations in the late 1920s, proximity to Columbus continued to spur growth and the village became a city on November 16, 1959.GeographyGrove City is located at.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.36sqmi, of which 16.20sqmi is land and 0.16sqmi is water.
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