Powell is a city located in Delaware County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 6,247.
The community was first settled around 1801, two years before Ohio became a state. It was named "Middlebury" at the time, because the first settlers came from the Middlebury, Connecticut area. In 1857, Judge Thomas Powell established the first post office in the community, and the residents decided to adopt his name. Powell was finally incorporated as a municipality in 1947. The population remained small until the 1980s, when residential development expanding from the northern Columbus metropolitan area reached Powell. In twenty years, the population rose from less than 400 to over 6,000.
Powell is part of the Olentangy Local School District, and has a branch of the Delaware County Public Library. It maintains its own police department, but is served by the Liberty Township Fire Department.
Web Sites and Links
Powell Dental GroupCosmetic and comprehensive dentistry for adults and children.
Sharon Schindler DDS.Specializes in aesthetic, restorative and cosmetic dentistry care.
The City of PowellCity history, calendar of events, employment opportunities, map, and questions and answers.
Wedgewood Golf and Country ClubOffers golf, tennis, swimming, dining, and banquets. Photographs of the course and a members only section.