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In the early days, before the coming of the white man, Indians lived in what is now Violet Township. They were chiefly Wyandottes, but there were other tribes such as Shawnees and Mingos.
With the signing of the Treaty of Greenville in 1795, the Indians relinquished their possession and moved to Sandusky.
Fairfield County was formally organized in 1800 and was part of the Northwest Territory.
In the extreme northwest corner of the county is Violet Township, incorporated in 1808. Because of the profusion of purple violets found blooming in the area, the name “Violet” was selected as being most descriptive and appropriate for the new township.
In 1811, James Looker of Rockingham County, Virginia, bought at a public land sale land in Violet Township, including that on which Pickerington now stands. He never lived on his newly-acquired acres, but his children did, building log houses along the banks of Sycamore Creek. One of Mr. Looker’s daughters, Ann, was the wife of Abraham Pickering. The Pickerings built a log home in what is now Sycamore Creek Park, which is no longer standing.
Mr. Pickering decided to establish a town, so he bought some extra land from his father-in-law. Surveyors were hired and the town was laid out. Mr. Pickering reserved three lots: one for a cemetery, one for educational purposes and one for a Methodist Church. Other lots were sold, log houses were erected and a trading post was established, but for quite some time the little town had no name.
The growth and prosperity since 1965 have forever changed Pickerington from an old country village to a major city in northwest Fairfield County. Equidistant between Lancaster and Columbus, today’s Pickerington is both a Columbus suburban community and a transition zone leading to agricultural and open spaces to the east and southeast.
The City’s population as estimated by the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) for 2006 was 13,573. The unincorporated Violet Township estimated population (excluding Pickerington and Columbus) was approximately 19,264.
As a result of reaching an official population of over 5,000 persons, Pickerington was certified as a city by the Ohio Secretary of State in 1991. Pickerington is the second largest city in Fairfield County and is second in size only to Lancaster.
Noted for its numerous high school athletic awards and as a popular bedroom community southeast of Columbus, Pickerington has larger-than-average home sites for central Ohio. Pickerington recently has imposed a moratorium limiting the number of new home building permits issued each year in order to control its population growth. This is another former farm town with a restored village area that changed into suburbia. Tucked away to the southeast of Columbus and mostly in Fairfield County, Pickerington is still rural enough that a few one to three acre home sites are available. Pickerington has a mayor and a seven-member council who appoints the city manager. The town has its own police department and fire protection is provided by Violet Township.