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Circleville is located in Pickaway County in south-central Ohio. As of 2010, the population was 13,314 residents. The city of Circleville was founded in 1810 and built upon a circular portion of a large Hopewell Indian earthworks. The town is most well-known for being home to the annual Circleville Pumpkin Show, a tradition for over 100 years. The festival begins the 3rd Wednesday of October and lasts for four days. It's billed as "The Greatest Free Show on Earth" for its' free attendance, and draws some 400,000 visitors each year. Events at the show include a weigh-in of the largest pumpkins brought in from farmers around the area. The largest pumpkin to date was grown by Bob & Jo Liggett, weighing in at 1,635 pounds. A "world's largest pumpkin pie" is also a yearly attraction, with people standing in line for over an hour to view it. Other features of the pumpkin show include the crowning of the Miss Pumpkin Show Queen and Little Miss Pumpkin Show Queen, a Parade of Bands, arts and crafts, games, rides, and of course, lots of food including pumpkin pie. This fun, family street fair began in 1903 when then Mayor of Circleville, George R. Haswell, held a small pumpkin exhibit in front of his home on West Main Street. He set up corn fodder and pumpkins, some cut into Jack-O-Lanterns and other decorations. The next year, he was joined by other neighborhood merchants and slowly interest in the exhibits grew. In 1905, the first merry-go-round was set up on the corner of Main and Scioto Streets and the Circleville Pumpkin show was born.

Surrounding areas: Chillicothe, Ohio (18.6 mi), Hocking Hills, Ohio (23.9 mi), Columbus, Ohio (25.1 mi), Upper Arlington, Ohio (27.9 mi), Gahanna, Ohio (29.1 mi), Rushville, Ohio (29.6 mi), Paint Creek Lake, Ohio (33.4 mi)

Circleville Vacation Rentals

Circleville Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn24517 US 23Circleville, OH (740) 477-6116
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites23911 US 23 SCircleville, OH (740) 420-7711
Hometown Inn23897 US Rt 23 SCirleville, OH (614) 474-6006
Amerihost Inn Columbus At Rickenbacker2323 Port RdColumbus, OH15.4 mi.(614) 491-4400
Best Western Adena Inn1250 N Bridge StChillicothe, OH17.3 mi.(740) 775-7000
Comfort Inn20 N Plaza BlvdChillicothe, OH17.3 mi.(740) 775-3500
Hampton Inn And Suites100 N Plaza BlvdChillicothe, OH17.3 mi.(740) 773-1616
Country Hearth Inn1135 E Main StChillicothe, OH18.2 mi.(888) 395-4289
Holiday Inn Express1003 E Main StChillicothe, OH18.2 mi.(740) 779-2424
Sleep Inn & Suites4850 Frusta DrColumbus, OH18.4 mi.(614) 497-9600
Amerihost Inn Columbus Se6323 Prentiss School RdCanal Winchester, OH18.5 mi.(614) 834-4790
Chillicothe Inn24 N BRG StChillicothe, OH18.6 mi.(740) 774-2512
Comfort Inn20 N PLZ BlvdChillicothe, OH18.6 mi.(740) 775-3500
Comfort Inn4870 Old Rathmell CtObetz, OH19.2 mi.(614) 492-9000
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1861 Riverway DrLancaster, OH19.3 mi.(740) 654-4445
Hampton Inn Lancaster2041 Schorrway DrLancaster, OH19.5 mi.(740) 654-2999
Best Western Lancaster Inn1858 Memorial Dr NLancaster, OH19.7 mi.(740) 653-3040
Red Roof Inn Grove City1900 Stringtown RdGrove City, OH19.9 mi.(614) 875-8543
Comfort Inn4197 Marlane DrGrove City, OH20.0 mi.(614) 539-3500
Amerihost Inn Lancaster1721 River Vly Cir NLancaster, OH20.0 mi.(740) 654-5111
Arborgate Inn1327 Riv Vly BlvdLancaster, OH20.0 mi.(614) 755-6230
Cross Country Inn4055 Jackpot RdGrove City, OH20.1 mi.(614) 871-9617
Hampton Inn4017 Jackpot RdGrove City, OH20.1 mi.(614) 539-1177
Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Grove City3928 Jackpot RdGrove City, OH20.1 mi.(614) 539-8944
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3951 Jackpot RdGrove City, OH20.1 mi.(614) 801-9000
La Quinta Inn3962 Jackpot RdGrove City, OH20.1 mi.(614) 539-6200
Microtel4026 Jackpot RdGrove City, OH20.1 mi.(614) 875-7111
Hoilday Inn Express Columbus/Groveport4041 Hamilton Square BlvdGroveport, OH20.8 mi.(614) 920-2400
Drury Inn & Suites Columbus South4109 Pkwy Ctr DrGrove City, OH20.9 mi.(614) 875-7000
Holiday Innexpress And Suites13300 Reynoldsburg BaltimorePickerington, OH22.3 mi.(614) 575-9900
Lennox Inn13700 Reynoldsburg BaltimoreReynoldsburg, OH22.3 mi.(614) 861-7800
Knights Inn East4320 Groves RdColumbus, OH23.0 mi.(614) 864-0600
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel2124 South Hamilton RdColumbus, OH23.1 mi.(614) 861-7220
Sheraton Inn Columbus2124 S Hamilton RdColumbus, OH23.1 mi.(614) 861-7220
Hampton Inn Columbus I-70e/hamilton Road2093 S Hamilton RdColumbus, OH23.2 mi.(614) 552-2400
Residence Inn By Marriott - Columbus Southeast2084 S Hamilton RdColumbus, OH23.2 mi.(614) 864-8844
Holiday Inn Fort Rapids Resort4560 Hilton Corporate DrColumbus, OH23.3 mi.(614) 868-1380
Comfort Suites East5944 Scarborough BlvdColumbus, OH23.4 mi.(614) 552-2525
Days Inn5930 Scarborough BlvdColumbus, OH23.4 mi.(614) 868-9290
Econolodge5950 Scarborough BlvdColumbus, OH23.4 mi.(614) 864-4670

Circleville Weather & Climate

South-central Ohio has a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. This region is considered part of the Appalachian foothills. Summers are warm, sometimes hot. The comfort index for southern Ohio, based on humidity during the summer, is 46 out of 100 (with a higher number being more comfortable.) Summers are slightly warmer in this region than in northern Ohio and it has a longer growing season. Severe thunderstorms in the summer are possible, often resulting in a break in the humidity. Winters are cold and snowfall varies from year to year. Autumn generally has the best weather in southern Ohio, with sunny, mild days and crisp, cool evenings. Tornadoes are a possibility in late spring and summer, although they don't occur as often here as in other parts of the U.S.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 36°F 20°F 2.38 in. -
February 41°F 23°F 2.21 in. -
March 51°F 32°F 2.75 in. -
April 63°F 40°F 3.41 in. -
May 73°F 50°F 4.64 in. -
June 81°F 59°F 3.82 in. -
July 85°F 63°F 3.87 in. -
August 83°F 61°F 3.91 in. -
September 77°F 54°F 3.03 in. -
October 65°F 43°F 2.64 in. -
November 52°F 34°F 3.03 in. -
December 41°F 26°F 2.71 in. -

Circleville Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Ross County airport (RZT) located about 11 miles southwest of Circleville in Chillicothe, Ohio, the Rickenbacker International airport (LCK) located approximately 14 miles north of Circleville in Columbus, Ohio, the Fairfield County airport (LHQ) located roughly 18 miles northeast of Circleville in Lancaster, Ohio, Bolton Field (TZR) located around 23 miles northwest of Circleville in Columbus, Ohio, the Fayette County airport (I23) located about 25 miles west of Circleville in Washington Court House, Ohio, and finally the Port Columbus International airport (CMH) located approximately 27 miles north of Circleville in Columbus, Ohio.

Circleville Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Wyandot LakePowellOH39.1 mi.
Paramount's Kings IslandKings MillsOH71.4 mi.
LeSourdsville Lake Amusement ParkMiddletownOH77.6 mi.
Camden ParkHuntingtonWV86.0 mi.
Coney IslandCincinnatiOH86.2 mi.
WonderparkCincinnatiOH86.2 mi.
Water Parks
Wyandot Lake Amusement & Water ParkPowellOH39.1 mi.
The Beach WaterparkMasonOH74.6 mi.
Mohican WaterslideLoudonvilleOH80.8 mi.
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH86.2 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH86.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Cooks Creek Golf ClubAshvilleOH7.6 mi.
Upper Lansdowne Golf LinksAshvilleOH7.6 mi.
Foxfire Golf ClubLockbourneOH13.8 mi.
Split Rock Golf ClubOrientOH17.5 mi.
Pine Hill Golf CourseCarrollOH18.1 mi.
Dogwood Hills Golf CourseChillicotheOH18.8 mi.
Jaycee Public Golf CourseChillicotheOH18.8 mi.
Running Fox Golf CourseChillicotheOH18.8 mi.
Homestead Springs Golf CourseGroveportOH18.9 mi.
Landings at RickenbackerGroveportOH18.9 mi.
Estate Golf CourseLancasterOH20.4 mi.
Valley View ClubLancasterOH20.4 mi.
Grovebook Golf ClubGrove CityOH20.8 mi.
Phoenix Golf LinksGrove CityOH20.8 mi.
Windy Hills Golf CourseRockbridgeOH22.8 mi.
Turnberry Golf CoursePickeringtonOH23.9 mi.
Thorn Apple Country ClubGallowayOH24.2 mi.
Champions Golf CourseColumbusOH24.9 mi.
Mentel Memorial Golf CourseColumbusOH24.9 mi.
Minerva Lake Golf CourseColumbusOH24.9 mi.
Walnut Hill Golf CourseColumbusOH24.9 mi.
Blacklick Woods Golf CoursesReynoldsburgOH25.2 mi.
Airport Golf CourseColumbusOH27.4 mi.
Hemlock Springs Golf ClubGenevaOH27.8 mi.
Wilson Road Golf CourseColumbusOH28.3 mi.
Raymond Memorial Golf CourseColumbusOH28.4 mi.
Buckeye Hills Country ClubGreenfieldOH28.9 mi.
Bridgeview Golf CourseColumbusOH29.4 mi.
Valley Vista Golf CourseBainbridgeOH29.4 mi.
Gahanna Municipal Golf CourseGahannaOH29.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Mad River MountainZanesfieldOH64.0 mi.
SnowtrailsMansfieldOH83.2 mi.
Perfect North SlopesLawrenceburgIN107.7 mi.
State Parks
A W Marion State ParkOH4.5 mi. 
Tarlton State ParkOH9.3 mi. 
Great Seal State ParkOH16.6 mi. 
Hocking Hills State ParkOH25.1 mi. 
Scioto Trail State ParkOH26.3 mi. 
Lake Logan State ParkOH26.4 mi. 
Madison Lake State ParkOH28.8 mi. 
Paint Creek State ParkOH33.1 mi. 
Lake White State ParkOH35.5 mi. 
Lake Hope State ParkOH36.9 mi. 
Lake Alma State ParkOH39.5 mi. 
Motts Military MuseumGroveportOH19.5 mi.(History)
Ohio Historical SocietyColumbusOH25.1 mi.(History)
Columbus Art MuseumColumbusOH25.1 mi.(Art)
Wexner Center for the ArtsColumbusOH25.1 mi.(Art)
Anti-Saloon League MuseumWestervilleOH36.3 mi.(History)
Johnny Appleseed MuseumUrbanaOH55.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Columbus ZooColumbusOH25.1 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH70.6 mi.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH86.2 mi.

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