Welcome to Union County!
We’re sure like many others, you will find Union County has a lot to offer. It is a great place to experience the past, enjoy the present and witness the future.
In 2006, the county seat, Marysville, received the prestigious honor of being named Ohio Magazine’s Best Hometown. Marysville, along with the other communities in Union County, are a great place work, play and relax thanks to the safe neighborhoods, quaint downtowns, beautiful landscape, and vibrant economy.
Located in central Ohio, Union County is just 30 miles northwest of downtown Columbus on US Route 33. While Union County is full of great attractions that can easily be accessed from large cities such as Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton or Columbus, regional attractions are also conveniently close. The Columbus Zoo, Ohio Cavern and Mad River Mountain are a 15 minute drive, making Union County an appropriate lodging spot for a multi-day trip. Our local hotels and eateries are great places to relax after a long day of site seeing.
The City of Marysville, county seat of Union County, offers the advantages of a metropolitan area with the charm and hospitality of a smaller rural community.
In 2008, Marysville was designated a “Preserve America Community” in recognition of its comprehensive historic preservation efforts. In 2006, Marysville was recognized as one of the Best Hometowns in Ohio by Ohio Magazine. The city prides itself upon a rich heritage, conservative family values, and a populous with an unparalleled work ethic. Marysville is one of the fastest growing cities in Ohio.
City leaders are committed to community pride, healthy families, well planned neighborhoods and a vibrant economy.
Plain City was settled in 1818 along the Big Darby Creek and is located in both Madison and Union Counties. Plain City citizens enjoy rural living with the convenience of local services and the advantage of a broad range of cultural and recreational activities offered in the surrounding cities.
Plain City was built on a strong agricultural base with large Amish and Mennonite communities contributing significantly to the local economy and culture. Today, residents are proud of their great school system, beautiful library and Pastime Park with over 40-acres, a pool, a nature trail, baseball diamonds, Frisbee golf, camping facilities and home to several national festivals and events.
“Where the Clock Strikes Hospitality” perfectly describes the people who live and work in Richwood. Richwood is proud of its rich heritage and large farming community. The village maintains a 29-acre park at the center of town that offers boating, fishing, picnic shelters, hiking trails, playground, horseshoes, basketball, and baseball.
The American Quarter Horse Association is located in Richwood and is responsible for planning the annual American Quarter Horse Congress. The Congress, in its 41st year, attracts more than 650,000 people during its three week run as well as more than 8,000 horses for a record breaking 17,000 horse show entries, has grown to become one of the most prestigious horse shows in the world with attendees from nearly every state and horse owners from more than 15 counties.
Richwood is a quick drive to Marion, Marysville, Kenton, Delaware, and Columbus
Through well-managed growth, Dublin has preserved its historic past while enriching the quality of life within the community. Early nineteenth century architecture and dry limestone fences bordering its roads serve as testimonials to Dublin’s rural heritage. Many of its original buildings are listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.
Residents are comprised of upwardly mobile, young, married and employed with more than half of whom have children living at home. The daytime population rises to over 60,000 including residents and corporate citizens.
Today Dublin encompasses nearly 24 square miles in the northwest area of metropolitan Columbus.