Canal Winchester Ohio Real Estate 43110


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Canal Winchester was founded in 1828 by Reuben Dove and John Colman. When construction of the Ohio & Erie Canal came through Dove’s wheat field, he wanted to sue the state. The canal workmen instead convinced him that he would be better off laying out a town, because the area was midway between Columbus andLancaster.[7] On November 4, 1828, Reuben Dove and John Colman recorded the first plat for Winchester, Ohio, in Violet Township, Fairfield County. Dove named the village after his father’s hometown of Winchester, Virginia.[8]

Winchester flourished because of agriculture and transportation. The Ohio and Erie Canal brought passengers, freight and a means to transport grain to market. The first canal boat floated through Winchester in 1831. In 1869, the railroad came to Canal Winchester, bringing continued prosperity.

The village was named Canal Winchester when the post office was established in 1841, because there was another village in the state with the name of Winchester.In local legend, there is a story of how Canal Winchester earned its post office. On Halloween, October 31st, 1841, two teenage boys, as a prank, hooked two horses up to the foundation of the post office of the town of Waterloo and then pulled it across the street to Winchester. With this, the town of Waterloo was no more and Winchester was a legitimate village. The village was annexed to Madison Township, Franklin County, in 1851. In May 1866, the Ohio Secretary of State granted incorporation papers for the Village of Canal Winchester.


Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $183,400

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $183,400 $226,800
Median Single Family Home Value $202,200 $226,300
Median Condo Value $116,000 $235,500
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $122,800 $174,800
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $178,400 $220,000
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $240,200 $348,700
Percent Homes Decreasing 8.5% 27.6%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $113 $140
Median Sale Price $200,000 $234,500
Property Tax 276 2,664,764
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 276 2,664,764
1-Yr. Change 7.3% 6.1%

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