About Pickaway County
Pickaway County was created by an act of the Ohio Legislature in 1810, and Circleville was designated the County Seat in 1811. The name "Pickaway" comes from the Native American word "piqua" meaning "man risen from the ashes." Pickaway County's land area is 502 square miles, and it remains a primarily rural farming area with approximately 80% of the land used in agriculture production. The 2010 Census reported the population of Pickaway County as 55,698.
OSU Extension, Pickaway County is one of the 88 county field offices of The Ohio State University bringing the knowledge of the university to your door. We fulfill the land-grant mission of Ohio State University by interpreting knowledge and research developed by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State and other land-grant universities, so that Ohioans can use the scientifically based information to better their lives, businesses and communities.
OSU Extension serves the residents of Pickaway County by sharing research based information in the following program areas:
- 4-H Youth Development
- Agriculture & Natural Resources
- Family & Consumer Sciences
The Pickaway County OSU Extension office is grateful for the continued support of the
Harold Henson, Brian Stewart and Jay Wippel.