Lancaster is located in the south-central part of the state of Ohio and a city and eats Fairfield County and sits along the Hocking River, which is about 30 miles from the southeast portion of Columbus. The area was founded based on a land grant in payment for Zane’s Trace which is 266-miles of wilderness road from Wheeling, Ebenezer Zane. The first settlers arrived in the present-day Lancaster over Zane’s Trace, and many of them were from Lancaster in Pennsylvania, and wherein the town was named after. When the Lancaster Lateral Canal that connects Ohio to Erie Canal was completed, the Muskingum Valley Railroad spurred its economic progress and was then further enhanced when natural gas was discovered within the town’s limits. Lancaster’s economy was well-diversified as it came to be a trading center for a region that has been primarily supporting dairy, beef cattle, and pigs to growing maize, wheat, soybeans, and many others. More than 39,700 people call Lancaster their home, and around 53% of them own their homes. The city’s median home value is $118,100, which is slightly lower than the national average of $184,700. The city has a dense suburban feel, and most residents are conservative. Lancaster is a great place to raise a family in with its above average public schools, close-knit community, and bustling commercial districts. Vacationers will never run out of things to do and attractions to see at Lancaster, Ohio. For breathtaking nature views and scenic picnic areas, visit the Rising Park, Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve, and Rhododendron Cove State Nature Preserve. Most of these parks also allow visitors to go fishing, hiking, and boating. Stop by the Georgian Museum, Sherman House Museum, and Lancaster Historic District for a close look at the area’s rich culture and history. Then, revitalize your appreciation for the arts at the Ohio Glass Museum and the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio as well.
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