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Founded in 1908, Bexley is one of the earliest suburbs of Columbus, but it was settled by Native Americans long before Ohio became a state and Columbus its capital. Bexley packs a wealth of history and culture into less than two and a half square miles. It has been home to governors, award-winning authors, artists, movie stars, business leaders, and a famed aviatrix. Bexley has a long history of diversity and inclusion, welcoming people of all faiths and ethnicities. Hemmed in on all sides by the city of Columbus, Bexley has still been able to maintain a unique economic vitality characterized by businesses of all types for over 100 years. Just as notable is the city’s wide array of churches and synagogues, as well as high-quality public and private educational institutions, including Capital University, that educate students from grammar school through graduate studies.
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Since 1974, the Bexley Historical Society has been an important presence in the community with a strong commitment to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and sharing Bexley’s heritage with people of all ages. For this book, the organization has drawn on its own collection and those of members of the community to offer an overview of Bexley’s rich past.