Canal Winchester is a vibrant and historic town located approximately 15 miles southeast of downtown Columbus. Established in 1828, Canal Winchester has a rich history in agriculture, commerce and transportation. From 1831 until 1902, the Ohio and Erie Canal was routed through what today is downtown Canal Winchester.
Now positioned along U.S. Route 33 in Franklin and Fairfield counties, this growing community – which still boasts plenty of small town charm – is within a 10 minute drive of central Ohio’s major interstate highways, Port Columbus International Airport and many big city amenities.
Canal Winchester’s rich heritage is centered by its quaint downtown that showcases many Victorian-era homes and historic landmarks. Canal Winchester is also an Ohio and National “Main Street Community,” demonstrating its commitment to maintain the visual appearance and quality of life of its downtown. The majority of the City of Canal Winchester is located in the Canal Winchester Local School District, with the exception of the Fairfield County portion of Ashbrook Village which is in the Bloom-Carroll School District.