Westerville is located in the state of Ohio and a city Delaware and Franklin counties, and is in the northeastern suburb of Columbus. Otterbein University is located in Westerville. The city was referred to as “The Dry Capital of the World” because of the city’s strict laws that have been prohibiting the sales of alcohol. The cultures that have inhabited the area where the present-day Westerville stands have been there for several millennia. The Paleo-Indiaans have inhabited the area and their successors in between Big Walnut Creek and Alum Creek. The area was primarily inhabited by the Wyandot when the Europeans arrived along Alum Creek. They were then forced out of the state in 1843. The present-day Westerville was settled by the Europeans in around 1810, and it was the Dutch who first migrated to the area.
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