Lancaster is a lovely community located in Fairfield County. It's approximately 50 minutes from the city of Columbus. Homes for rent allow families to explore the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, have a picnic at the scenic Rising Park or see how glass is formed at the Ohio Glass Museum.
Facts for Renters
Lancaster was founded by Col. Ebenezer Zane in the 1800s. Zane was well-known for his mercantile and pioneering skills. In the late 1700s, Zane asked Congress to grant him 266 miles worth of land that extended into Kentucky. After developing the area, Zane used his two sons as attorneys to begin selling lots of land to interested settlers.
Lancaster was incorporated in 1831. The local newspaper the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, which still is in print today, was founded in 1807.
In 1840, the first canal boat carrying coal arrived in town. Many of the residents of Lancaster had yet to see coal and were amazed by the sight of it.
Gen. William Sherman, who was known for his infamous march through the South, was born in Lancaster. The town was also home to three Ohio governors and several senators who made their mark on history.
Lancaster still holds agricultural roots and is known for its pigs, cattle and dairy farms. It also is famous for its glassware, which it often exports elsewhere.
Resources for Renters
Check out more about the history of this well known Ohio city on the Lancaster website.
Get your local scoop of daily news, the weather and current events by reading one of the oldest publications around, the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette.
Find out when to enroll children in school or how to become involved on the school board by going to the Lancaster City Schools website.