About This Place
Grove City is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. The population was 27,075 at the 2000 census. Founded in 1852, it is a suburb of Columbus. In 2006, the population was estimated to be 31,820, and Grove City continues to be one of the fastest-growing suburbs of Columbus.
Grove City traces its beginnings to land grants bestowed upon American Revolutionary War veterans General Daniel Morgan and Colonel William Washington. Hugh Grant, Jackson Township's first white settler, set up a farm on a portion of this land near the turn of the eighteenth century.
In 1846, William Foster Breck purchased fifteen and a half acres from Grant’s son. In 1852, Breck and a commission of three other men laid out Grove City.