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Encyclopedia > Upper Arlington, Ohio
The Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center functions as the seat of city government as well as police headquarters
The Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center functions as the seat of city government as well as police headquarters

Upper Arlington is a suburban city in Franklin County, Ohio, on the northwest side of the Columbus metropolitan area. The population was 33,686 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center, the seat of the city government. ... Image File history File links Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center, the seat of the city government. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Nickname: The Arch City The Discovery City Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area    - City 550. ...

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Geography

Location of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Upper Arlington is located at 40°1′14″N, 83°3′59″W (40.020613, -83.066520)GR1. It is bordered on the west by the Scioto River (immediately across which is Hilliard), on the north and east by Columbus, and on the south by Marble Cliff and Grandview Heights. The Olentangy River and the main campus of the Ohio State University are a short distance to the east of Upper Arlington. Downtown Columbus lies to the southeast, its skyline visible across the OSU farm land research facilities extending along Upper Arlington's eastern border. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias OH county maps by Catbar. ... Perspective view looking upstream of Scioto River valley near Portsmouth, Ohio. ... Hilliard, is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. ... Marble Cliff is a village located in Franklin County, Ohio. ... Grandview Heights is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. ... Ohio State Highway 315 passing over the Olentangy in Columbus in 2002. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.4 km² (9.8 mi²). 25.3 km² (9.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.20%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


History

Satellite image of Upper Arlington, Ohio, from the United States Geological Survey, taken April 7, 1994. Borders are marked in white; the blue line marks the Scioto River, along which Riverside Drive, Upper Arlington's western border follows.

Key to map: 1. Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center; 2. UA High School; 3. Northam Park and main UA Public Library; 4. Miller Park and library branch; 5. Lane Road Park and library branch; 6. Fancyburg Park; 7. Lane Avenue Shopping Center; 8. Kingsdale Shopping Center; 9. Ohio State University Golf Course; 10. Scioto Country Club; 11. Griggs Reservoir; 12. AOL office (former Compuserve corporate headquarters); 13. Quarries.

Upper Arlington was founded by the real estate developers Ben and King Thompson, who purchased most of the farmland that was to become Upper Arlington from James Miller in 1913. This land was directly adjacent to the Marble Cliff Quarry Co. They originally wanted to call it the "Country Club District" after the Country Club development in Kansas City, but by 1917, the community became known as "Upper Arlington," in reference to its southern neighbor of Arlington (now known as Marble Cliff). The Upper Arlington Company was incorporated that year and operated out of a field office built on the former Miller farm; that building is presently the Miller Park branch of the Upper Arlington Library (see no. 4 on the map). Download high resolution version (399x604, 166 KB)Original image source: USGS satellite image of Upper Arlington, Ohio. ... Download high resolution version (399x604, 166 KB)Original image source: USGS satellite image of Upper Arlington, Ohio. ... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... AOL LLC (formerly America Online, Inc) is an American online service provider, bulletin board system, and media company operated by Time Warner. ... CompuServe, (in full, CompuServe Information Services, or CIS), was the first major commercial online service in the United States, dominating the field during the 1980s and remaining a major player through the mid-1990s when it was sidelined by the rise of information services, such as AOL, who adopted pricing... The Marble Cliff Quarry Co. ... Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of America Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Marble Cliff is a village located in Franklin County, Ohio. ...


The development proceeded according to the Garden City-inspired plan by landscape architect William Pitkin, Jr., which called for curving streets copiously lined with trees rather than a gridded street layout. This development style gave the oldest district in Upper Arlington (at its southern-most end) its distinctively pleasant, park-like feel, though the lack of roadway predictability can lead to some frustrating driving experiences even for those familiar with the neighborhood. Garden city movement in HashimotoCity,WakayamaPref,Japan The Garden city movement was founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard in England in 1898 as an approach to urban planning. ... Central Park, like all parks, is an example of landscape architecture. ...

Camp Willis, 1916
Camp Willis, 1916

In 1916, the development was interrupted (and largely undone) when the National Guard used the area as a temporary training camp called Camp Willis, after Ohio's governor at the time, Frank B. Willis. 8,000 servicemen were trained at Camp Willis and then dispatched against Pancho Villa on the Mexican border. The camp was dismantled by September of 1916. Development resumed shortly afterwards, and on June 17, 1918, Upper Arlington incorporated as a village, with a population of 20 and James Miller, the original landowner, serving as the first mayor. The Mallway business district, which was constructed in the 1920s, was the first deviation from Pitkin's plan. Upper Arlington became a city on February 8, 1941, and annexed surrounding land as its population grew. Image File history File links Camp Willis, a temporary military facility in 1916 in what is now Upper Arlington, Ohio. ... Image File history File links Camp Willis, a temporary military facility in 1916 in what is now Upper Arlington, Ohio. ... Seal of the National Guard Bureau Seal of the Army National Guard Seal of the Air National Guard Seal of the National Guard Missile Defense The United States National Guard is a component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air... Ohio Governors Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803. ... Frank Bartlett Willis (December 28, 1871 - March 30, 1928) was a Republican politician from Ohio. ... A graphical timeline is available here: Timeline of the Mexican Revolution Doroteo Arango Arámbula (June 5, 1878 – July 23, 1923) — better known as Francisco Villa or, in its diminutive form, Pancho Villa — was one of the foremost leaders and best known generals of the Mexican Revolution, between 1911 and...

One of the many historic homes in the Upper Arlington Historic District
One of the many historic homes in the Upper Arlington Historic District

As was typical in many developing northern communities of the time, the Thompsons included restrictive covenants in their housing deeds that prevented African-Americans from purchasing homes in Upper Arlington (though the deeds were careful to point out that "colored servants" could still be employed). The effects of this practice have carried through to the present demographics of Upper Arlington, still almost exclusively populated by whites. Image File history File links Mansion in Upper Arlington, Ohio. ... Image File history File links Mansion in Upper Arlington, Ohio. ... A restrictive covenant is a legal obligation imposed in a deed by the seller upon the buyer of real estate to do or not to do something. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


The post-World War II housing boom led to the development of many new housing tracts north of Lane Avenue. The newer developments took on a much different character from the older core of the city, being mostly organized along normal street grids, and with the usually ranch-style houses being smaller and of more economical construction than the historic stone and brick mini-mansions to the south. Many Upper Arlington residents sometimes refer to section of this area of Upper Arlington as "the golden ghetto", a joking reference to the comparatively lower quality yet still high property values. By the 1960s, as the city grew north, the houses were larger and the neighborhoods more consistent with the intent, if not style, of the original section south of Lane Avenue. The southern half of the city, designated as the "Upper Arlington Historic District" (though simply referred to as "Old Arlington"), was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ...


Upper Arlington is the birthplace of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus. This article refers to the golfer. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 33,686 people, 13,985 households, and 9,509 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,332.6/km² (3,450.2/mi²). There were 14,432 housing units at an average density of 570.9/km² (1,478.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.72% White, 3.52% Asian, 0.98% Hispanic or Latino, 0.59% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 13,985 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $72,116, and the median income for a family was $90,208. Males had a median income of $66,846 versus $41,581 for females. The per capita income for the city was $42,025. About 1.7% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Schools and other public services

Jones Middle School, located on the former site of Camp Willis. The building, which terminates the mallway at the center of the Historic District, was designed by Ohio Stadium architect Howard Dwight Smith and completed in 1924.
Jones Middle School, located on the former site of Camp Willis. The building, which terminates the mallway at the center of the Historic District, was designed by Ohio Stadium architect Howard Dwight Smith and completed in 1924.

Upper Arlington is an independent school district, and its reputation for quality has made Upper Arlington a desirable (and expensive) place to live. As of 2000, the Upper Arlington Board of Education was the city's largest employer. There is one early childhood school (Burbank), five elementary schools (Barrington, Greensview, Tremont, Wickliffe, and Windermere), two middle schools (Hastings and Jones), and one high school in the Upper Arlington School District (see no. 2 on the map). There are also 2 Catholic grade schools, St. Agatha and St. Andrew. There is also one private pre-K-12 school, the Wellington School. The Upper Arlington High School has received a number of accolades, including the highest number of National Merit Semi-Finalists in Ohio's public schools for three of the last four years, a nationally award-winning student newsmagazine, Arlingtonian, and the National Cup for the top orchestra in the country. It was the only school district in the nation to receive three White House honors as Service Learning Leaders. Image File history File links Jones Middle School in Upper Arlington, Ohio. ... Image File history File links Jones Middle School in Upper Arlington, Ohio. ... Ohio Stadium (also known as The Horseshoe, or simply The ’Shoe) is the home of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. ... The Ohio Stadium Howard Dwight Smith (February 21, 1886 - April 27, 1958) was an architect most known for his designs of the Ohio Stadium (completed in 1922) for which he was awarded the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal for Public Building Design. ...


The high school sports teams are named the Golden Bears, a nickname shared by golf pro and UA alumnus Jack Nicklaus. Golden Bear teams are consistently ranked amount the top Division One schools in Ohio and are traditionally considered state power-houses, particularly in the sports of tennis, water polo, swimming, lacrosse, field hockey, and swimming. The Upper Arlington football team captured the Division One state title in football in 2000, and were led by Jeff Backes, who earned the Mr. Football Award for Ohio, and Simon Fraser, who went on to play for the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns. Look up Alumnus in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article refers to the golfer. ... The Mr. ... The Ohio State Universitys intercollegiate sports teams are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I in all sports (except in football, where they are located in Division I-A Football Bowl Subdivision) and the Big Ten Conference in most... This article is becoming very long. ...


Another famous alumni is actress Beverly D'Angelo, who appeared with Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Vacation and its sequels. Beverly DAngelo (born November 15, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American singer and actress. ... Chevy Chase is the stage name of Cornelius Crane Chase (born October 8, 1943 in New York City), an American comedian, writer, and television and film actor. ... National Lampoons Vacation is a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase and Beverly DAngelo. ...


Upper Arlington maintains its own police and fire departments. The Upper Arlington Police Department is headquartered in the Municipal Service Center and has 49 officers. The Fire Department has 61 fire fighters that operate from three fire houses. The city's public library system has three branches (see nos. 3, 4, and 5 on the map).


The city manages 33 public parks, which cover a total of 170 acres. The larger parks have extensive athletic facilities, while some of the smaller parks have local historical significance or function as wooded nature preserves. Miller Park is located in the center of the old Miller Farm; Mallway Park is centered in the city's original business district and contains the memorial to U.S. military veterans from U.A.; and Wyandot Park bears the gravesite and stone monument to Bill Moose (1837 -1937), cited as the "last of the Wyandots." The city also owns and operates three public swimming pools, located at Jones, Hastings, and Tremont schools. Huron redirects here. ...


Community events

Upper Arlington annually hosts a Fourth of July parade and fireworks display. The Labor Day Arts Festival at Northam Park (see no. 3 on the map)and the annual Halloween festival at Tremont Elementary School are other notable community events. The City's Parks & Recreation Department hosts numerous events including the Winter Festival and Tree Lighting, Spring Fling, Summer Celebration and Fall Fest. These fireworks over the Washington Monument are typical of Fourth of July celebrations In the United States, Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. ...


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Upper Arlington, Ohio - definition of Upper Arlington, Ohio in Encyclopedia (1111 words)
Upper Arlington is a suburban city located in Franklin County, Ohio, on the northwest side of the Columbus metropolitan area.
The Olentangy River and the main campus of the Ohio State University are a short distance to the east of Upper Arlington.
Upper Arlington was founded by the real estate developers Ben and King Thompson, who purchased most of the farmland that was to become Upper Arlington from James Miller in 1913—a park and library in Upper Arlington still bear the Miller name (see no. 4 on the map).
Upper Arlington, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1446 words)
Upper Arlington was founded by the real estate developers Ben and King Thompson, who purchased most of the farmland that was to become Upper Arlington from James Miller in 1913.
The Upper Arlington Company was incorporated that year and operated out of a field office built on the former Miller farm; that building is presently the Miller Park branch of the Upper Arlington Library (see no. 4 on the map).
Upper Arlington became a city on February 8, 1941, and annexed surrounding land as its population grew.
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