Fairfield County was founded on December 9, 1800, and was named for its fair countryside. As of the 2010 census, the county had a population of 146,156 and the county seat is Lancaster. The Pickerington area has seen rapid growth in recent years, becoming a popular suburban community for those who work in the Columbus area.
Lancaster is the birthplace of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman. Some of the “must-attend” events in Fairfield County include: The Lancaster Festival, a yearly celebration of music and the arts; the Pickerington Violet Festival; and the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival.
Fairfield County is home to Buckeye Lake, a popular place for Central Ohioans to boat and fish. While a majority of Buckeye Lake is in Fairfield County, the lake spreads throughout Licking and Perry County, too.
Some of Fairfield County’s major employers include: Anchor Hocking, Cyril Scott Co., Fairfield County, Fairfield Medical Center, Kroger Co., Lancaster City Schools, Diamond Power, Ralston Foods, and Pickerington Local Schools.
Links to Fairfield County Local Websites:
Fairfield County Seat: The City of Lancaster
Fairfield County Auditor
Fairfield County Job and Family Services
Fairfield County Health Department
Fairfield County Visitors and Convention Bureau
Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce
Fairfield County Sheriff
City of Pickerington
Village of Baltimore
Village of Bremen
Village of Lithopolis: (614) 837-2031
Village of Millersport
Village of Pleasantville
Fairfield County Library
Wagnalls Memorial Library
Ohio University Lancaster
Fairfield Medical Center
Lancaster Parks and Recreation
The Lancaster Festival
Lancaster Eagle Gazette
*Photographs Courtesy of Chad Wilkins - Glenford, Ohio.