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Central Ohio (CO) 
Greater Columbus Metropolitan Area (GCMA) 
GCMA/CO Communities with an Official Website
GCMA/CO Communities on Facebook
GCMA/CO Unincorporated Communities or Census Designated Places (CDP) with an Official Website
GCMA/CO Unincorporated Communities or Census Designated Places (CDP) on Facebook
Ohio Cities and Townships
Other States' Cities and Townships
Foreign Cities, etc.
Further Reading

 Central Ohio (CO)

What is considered Central Ohio varies slightly depending on who is compiling the list.  Most consider Central Ohio as being at least comprised of Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union Counties.  Primary focus of this section is resources for Franklin County.

Cities, Townships & Counties.  Excel Spreadsheet lists of information on cities, villages, and townships arranged by county.

Franklin County. (Ohio Ghost Town Exploration Co.)  List and description of Franklin County settlements that no longer exist.

Franklin County Where Government Works.  Contains a list of towns, villages, cities and townships in Franklin County.  {Please see listings below for current websites for these villages, towns, and cities}

Ghost Towns of Franklin County.  List of towns, villages, etc. that no longer exist in Franklin County, many of which have been annexed into Columbus over the years.


 Greater Columbus Metropolitan Area (GCMA)

The Greater Columbus Metropolitan Area as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau is primarily Franklin County, as well as parts of Delaware, Fairfield, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway and Union Counties.


 GCMA/CO Communities with an Official Website

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 Alexandria (village - Licking)

Amanda (village - Fairfield)

Ashley (village - Delaware)

Ashville (village - Pickaway)

Baltimore (village - Fairfield)

Bexley (city -Franklin)

Bremen (village -Fairfield)

Brice (village - Franklin)

Buckeye Lake (village - Licking)

Canal Winchester (city - Franklin)

Cardington (village - Morrow)

Carroll (village - Fairfield)

Chesterville (village - Morrow)

Circleville (city - Pickaway)

Columbus (city - Franklin)

Commercial Point (village - Pickaway)

Crooksville (village - Perry)

 Delaware (city - Delaware)

Dublin (city - Franklin/Delaware)

 Edison (village - Morrow)

 Gahanna (city - Franklin) 

Galena (village - Delaware)

Glenford (village - Perry)

Grandview Heights (city - Franklin)

Granville (village - Licking)

Grove City (city - Franklin)

Groveport (city - Franklin)

 Hanover  (village - Licking)

Hartford (Croton) (village - Licking)

Heath (city - Licking)

Hebron (village - Licking)

Hilliard (city - Franklin)

 Johnstown (village - Licking)

 Lancaster (city - Fairfield)

Lockbourne (village - Franklin)

Logan (city - Hocking)

London (city - Madison)


 Marble Cliff (village - Franklin)

Marengo (village - Morrow)

Marysville (city - Union)

Milford Center (village - Union)

Millersport (village - Fairfield)

Minerva Park (village - Franklin)

Mount Gilead (village - Morrow)

Mount Sterling (village - Madison)

 New Albany (city - Franklin)

New Holland (village - Pickaway)

New Lexington (village - Perry)

Newark (city - Licking)

 Obetz (village - Franklin)

Ostrander (village - Delaware)

 Pataskala (city - Licking)

Pickerington (city - Fairfield/Franklin)

Plain City (village - Madison)

Pleasantville (village - Fairfield)

Powell (city - Delaware)

 Reynoldsburg (city - Franklin/Fairfield)

Riverlea (village - Franklin)

Roseville (village - Muskingum/Perry) 

Rushville (village - Fairfield)

 Shawnee Hills (village - Delaware)

Somerset (village - Perry)

South Bloomfield (village - Pickaway)

Sugar Grove (village - Fairfield)

Sunbury (village - Delaware)

 Thornville (village - Perry)

Thurston (village - Fairfield)

 Upper Arlington (city - Franklin)

Urbancrest (village - Franklin)

Utica (village - Licking)

 West Jefferson (village - Madison)

Westerville (city - Franklin/Delaware)

Whitehall (city - Franklin)

Williamsport (village - Pickaway)

Worthington (city - Franklin)


 GCMA/CO Communities on Facebook

Corning (village - Perry)

Darbyville (village - Pickaway) {Restricted}

Fulton (village - Morrow)

Grariot (village - Licking) {Restricted} 

Harrisburg (village - Franklin/Pickaway)

Hemlock (village - Perry)

Junction City (village - Perry)

Kirkersville (village - Licking)

Laurelville (village - Hocking)

Lithopolis (village - Fairfield)

Magnetic Springs (village - Union)

Midway (Sedalia) (village - Madison)

Murray City (village - Hocking)

New Straitsville (village - Perry)

Rendville (village - Perry) {Restricted}

Richwood (village - Union)

Shawnee (village - Perry)

South Solon (village- Madison) {Restricted}

Sparta (village - Morrow) {Restricted}

St. Louisville (village - Licking) {Restricted}

Stoutsville (village - Fairfield)

Tarlton (village - Pickaway)

Unionville Center (village - Union) {Restricted}

Valleyview (village - Franklin)

West Rushville (village - Fairfield)


 GCMA/Central Ohio Unincorporated Communities and/or Census Designated Places (CDP) with Official Websites

Choctaw Lake (census-designated place - Madison) 

Chuckery (unincorporated community  - Union)  [Community website]

Huber Ridge (CDP - Franklin)


 GCMA/Central Ohio Unincorporated Communities and/or Census Designated Places (CDP) on Facebook

Africa (unincorporated community - Delaware)  [things to do]

Allen Center (unincorporated community - Union) {Restricted}

Amity (unincorporated community - Madison) {Restricted}

Arnold (unincorporated community - Union)

Blacklick (unincorporated community - Franklin) [things to do]

Blacklick Estates (CDP - Franklin) [things to do]

Bridgeport (unincorporated community - Union) [things to do]

Broadway (unincorporated community - Union) [things to do]

Byhalia (unincorporated community - Union) [things to do]

Dipple (unincorporated community - Union) 

Fairfield Beach (unincorporated community/CDP - Fairfield ) [things to do]

Galloway (unincorporated community - Franklin) [things to do]

Harbor Hills (CDP - Licking) [things to do]

Iberia (CDP - Morrow) [things to do]

Irwin (unincorporated community - Union) [things to do]

Lafayette (CDP - Madison) [things to do]

Lewis Center (Lewis Centre) (unincorporated community - Delaware) [things to do]

McClimansville (unincorporated community - Madison)

New California (CDP - Union) [things to do]

Newport (unincorporated community - Madison) {Restricted}

Orient (CDP, former village, Pickaway) [things to do]

Raymond (unincorporated community/CDP - Union) [things to do]

San Margherita (unincorporated community - Franklin) {Restricted}

Somersville (unincorporated community - Butler) {Restricted}


 Ohio Cities and Townships (Ohio) Select Population Range, then Municipality

Cities, Villages, or Townships. (State of Ohio) Arranged by Counties, contains information on Ohio cities, villages or Townships.

Ghost Towns of Ohio Ebook. (Ohio Ghost Town Exploration Co.) List with descriptions and pictures of ghost towns in Ohio.

Links to Ohio Cities and Villages Website. (Ohio Municipal League)

Official Roster of Ohio Officers. (Ohio Secretary of State)  Roster of officeholders and stall of all levels of government in the state. Includes judges and Boards of Trustees for universities and colleges in the state.

Quick Facts. (United States Census Bureau)  Statistics for U.S. cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more, etc.


 Other States' Cities and Townships

50States.Com Links to websites of state capitals, etc. Select State, then Population Range, then Municipality

Quick Facts. (United States Census Bureau)  Statistics for U.S. cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more, etc.

State, Local and Tribal Government.  (  Links to state, local municipalities, etc.  Each state's listing is slightly different. 


 Foreign Cities, etc.

Lists of Cities by Country. (Wikipedia) Lists of cities of current nations with information on climate, history, population, political leaders, etc.

Urban Directories.  (City Mayors Foundation)  Links to websites of cities throughout the world by broad geographic regions. 


 Further Reading

Cities 101.  (National League of Cities)  General overview of various forms of city government, etc. 

Local Government Administration in Small Town America.  1st Edition.  James C. Clinger, Donna M. Handley and Wendy L. Eaton.  New York, New York:  Routledge, 2023.  Explores the unique challenges that face small towns and rural communities in America.