The Southwest Franklin County Historical Society meets the first Tuesday each month at 7:00 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St., Grove City, Ohio. Meetings are open to the public. Visitors are always welcome. View the Contact page for membership information, publications and a copy of our Constitution.
HISTORIC START. The idea to create a permanent historical society came during a chance meeting between Earl Nicholson and Bill and Barbara Howison in 1982 at the Grove City Public Library. The first officers included Dick Riester, president; Barbara Howison, secretary; and Herman Grossman, treasurer. There were 27 charter members including: Bill Buckley, Audrey Cox, Richard Davis, Bill and Marlyn England, Wilbur Gantz, Marilyn Gibboney, Betty and Herman Grossman, John Hampson, Wilma Jean Marcum, Barbara and Bill Howison, Alfred Jackson, Steve Jackson, Christine Jenkins, Pat Muzyka, Earl Nicholson, Jack Peitsmeyer, Byron Rader, Hulda Rader, Dick Riester, Meg Scott, Judy Suttles, Marie Thompson, and Hank White.
The purpose of the Society shall be to bring together people interested in the history of the City of Grove City, Village of Urbancrest and the townships of Jackson, Pleasant, Prairie and Franklin, all located within Southwest Franklin County.