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 offices of The Ohio State University bringing the knowledge of the university to your door.

2016 Pickaway County Highlights

The Pickaway County OSU Extension office is grateful for the
continued support of the Pickaway County commissioners:
Harold Henson, Brian Stewart and Jay Wippel.

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About OSU Extension

Since 1914, Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities.

Ohio State University Extension brings the knowledge of the university directly to you. We fulfill the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University by interpreting knowledge and research developed by Extension and other faculty and staff at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State main campus, and other land-grant universities – so Ohioans can use the scientifically-based information to better their lives, businesses and communities.

The Extension system is the world’s largest non-formal educational system. Extension programs address the needs of the local community while also addressing state, national, and global issues. Our practical educational programs combine the needs of local citizens and communities with new research and technical information.

No matter which county you visit, you can find people who are helped by the four major OSU Extension program areas: family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, community development, and agriculture and natural resources. These program areas – and many other special topics – are continuously evaluated and updated to meet the changing needs and issues facing each community. Extension provides practical advice, sensible solutions, and realistic down-to-earth answers for ALL Ohioans.

OSU Extension is...

Our mission: Engaging people to strengthen their lives and communities through research-based educational programming.

Our vision: OSU Extension is a dynamic educational entity that partners with individuals, families, communities, business and industry, and organizations to strengthen the lives of Ohioans.