CIRCLEVLLE – The historic plantation of Mount Oval has a lot of significant history for Circleville. Even before the property and farmstead was built in the 1830’s the land itself has history of ties with the Native Americans living in the Pickaway Plains in the 18th century. Mt. Oval was built in 1832 by prominent cattle farmer, and the property is said to have ties to Thomas Jefferson. The Renicks who owned the property became a hub for cattle farming and are said to be the first farmers in the region to supply the east coast with regional cattle. Mt Oval is located on U.S. 23 a historical thoroughfare for Ohio’s original capital located in Chillicothe Ohio and the Ohio Canal.
This weekend October 28, a Archaeological dig will happen east of the ancient barn. This site has been chosen because it was designated to have the most debris in the survey. This will be of historical significance for the area and we will be there to report on what is found.