Ancestry.com. Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio History, Vol. 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1998.Original data: Taylor, William Alexander. History of Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio. Vol. 1. Chicago, IL, USA: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1909.
This first volume of a two volume series focuses on the founding of Columbus, Ohio in Franklin County. As a Centennial History, it depicts the major events that have helped shape the early settlement into the modern city of Columbus, which was selected to be the capital of Ohio, as well as facts about the surrounding region. Also mentioned in this history are prominent individuals who played significant roles in the founding and history of the city and county.