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Come to Canal Winchester: It’s crafted just for you

The City of Canal Winchester (CW) is an outer-ring suburb of the Columbus metropolitan area in southeastern Franklin County, Ohio in Madison Township, as well as Violet Township in northwestern Fairfield County. Established in 1828, the town was originally founded due to the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal through the area. There are many historic buildings and structures still standing throughout the community and historic downtown area, including;

The O.P. Chaney Grain Elevator (40 W Oak Street), the one-room Prentiss School (10 W Oak Street), and the Hocking Valley Railroad “Queen of the Line” Depot (96 N High Street) are all located at the corner of Oak & High Street at the railroad crossing. The site is preserved and maintained by the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society.

The Bergstresser / Dietz Covered Bridge spans the Little Walnut Creek at Ashbrook Road and Washington Street on the southern edge of town. It’s the last covered bridge in Franklin County.

Another sign of the towns historical past that still stands today is the remnants of the Canal Winchester Interurban Depot, which is located on the edge of Stradley Park directly behind Village Wines and Bistro on S High Street. The interurban line used the former towpath of the previously mentioned Ohio and Erie Canal which roughly paralleled Groveport Road between Groveport and Canal Winchester. The interurban was part of the Scioto Valley Traction Line, an electric railroad that connected Columbus, Groveport, Canal Winchester, Carroll, Lancaster, Ashville, Circleville, Kingston, Chillicothe, and other local points. The interurban operated from 1904 until the 1930s.

Originally opening in 1899, the Canal Wigwam restaurant (4 S High Street) is one of the oldest continuously running restaurants in Central Ohio.

CW is also home to the National Barber Museum and Hall of Fame, located at 135 Franklin Street.

My Dad, A.D. (Jake) Douglass was a 1958 graduate of Canal Winchester High School, my Grandparents called 29 W. Mound Street home from 1944-2003.

Great schools and modern conveniences!

Canal Winchester, a true home of

While Canal Winchester is steeped in history it also has a very vibrant modern-day presence! Many are drawn to Canal Winchester’s School District, but many are drawn to its ease of access to modern conveniences. Kroger, Walmart, and Meijer are all located within a 2-3 minute drive of downtown.

Craft beer? CW has it! In early 2017, BrewDog opened a brewery and taproom on a 42-acre site west of the city on Gender Road featuring craft beer, full-service restaurant, gaming area, as well as tours of the brewery. In 2018 they opened the world’s first hotel inside of a brewery, The Doghouse, which features 32 rooms- all with a BrewDog beer tap in each room! Located near the historic area of downtown is the Loose Rail Brewing (37 W. Waterloo Street) micro-brewery, which has become a local favorite!

The downtown area is home to several unique local shops and restaurants;

Shaw and Son Family Jewelers (15 S. High Street) has been in business at the same location since 1947.

Nom Nom Nom for Dogs (3 W. Waterloo Street) features fresh baked dog treats made at their own local bakery using natural ingredients, dog birthday cakes, as well as other locally crafted dog related items. It’s one of our personal favorites and is “Chewy Douglass Approved”.

Originally opening in 1899, the Canal Wigwam restaurant (4 S High Street) is one of the oldest continuously running restaurants in Central Ohio.

For some of central Ohio’s best wings and short order items visit Shade on the Canal (19 S. High Street).

Harvest Moon Craft Kitchen (7 N. High Street) “Harvest Moon Craft Kitchen is a neighborhood friendly scratch kitchen, who believes in quality, clean, and thoughtfully prepared food with competent hospitable service”

The Garden Herb Shop (7 N. High Street) offers supplements, personal care items, essential oils, natural grocery & snack food items, and more!

CornerSmiths (1 S. High Street) “Rethinking styles and tastes. Old, new, and in-between. We have a huge mixture of old and new things, anything from jewelry to furniture to lotion and scarves. So.. come in and visit us!!”.

Sweet tooth? Try Fantasy Cupcake (9 S. High Street)

Prime location for daily commuting, shopping, or entertainment!

Easy access to all of Central Ohio's employment centers, as well as shopping & entertainment districts!

The location of Canal Winchester provides very easy access to US33 & I-270, enabling manageable commutes to any location in the Central Ohio area. Canal Winchester is just 8-12 minutes to any employer in the GroveportObetzRickenbacker areas.

20 minutes to downtown Columbus

20 minutes to Grove City

25 minutes to Easton Town Center

32 minutes to Polaris Fashion Place

32 minutes to The Mall at Tuttle Crossing

20-25 minutes to The Ohio State University

20-25 minutes to Lancaster

30 minutes to Circleville

35 minutes to the Hocking Hills region

40 minutes to Newark / Heath