Marysville was founded in 1816 by Samuel W. Cuthbertson, who named the town after his daughter Mary, along the small waterway of Mill Creek. The town grew slowly, having 360 residents in 1843 and included two churches, one private school, one newspaper office, and three stores by 1846. Over the next forty years, Marysville grew dramatically, having a population of 2,832 residents in 1890, and by 1888 had earned itself the title œthe Shaded City because of its tree-lined streets.
Marysville is the county seat of Union County. In 2006, Marysville was named one of the best five hometowns in Ohio by Ohio Magazine. Union county is currently the third fastest growing county in the state of Ohio and in response the City is currently expanding it’s infastruture to prepare the community for future growth. Marysville’s “Uptown Area” (downtown) has recently experienced large investment by the public-private partnership group “Uptown Renewal Team” (URT), and over $1,000,000 has recently been invested by various business owners. Marysville’s longtime slogan is “Where the Grass is Greener”.
Marysville is the headquarters for Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and is also the location of the first production facilities opened by Honda in the United States, the Marysville Motorcyle Plant (1979) and the Marysville Auto Plant(1982), located about six miles northwest of the city. It is also home to Univenture, which manufactures and markets media packaging, a major Nestle research and development facility, a Goodyear conveyor belt manufacturing facility, and a regional Parker Hannifin (formerly Denison Hydraulics) manufacturing facility. The Marysville Auto Plant has been the leading producer of the Honda Accord since 1982. (production began November 1, 1982) Production of the current generation Acura TL has been based in Marysville since 2003.
Marysville is also the home of Lamborghini Ohio, the United States’ largest Lamborghini dealership.
2006 saw the opening of several new businesses east of downtown Marysville, beginning with a Home Depot. Also completed in 2006 were new development for Wal-Mart Supercenter (including a Subway inside), Quiznos, Serta-Direct’s America’s Mattress, Starbucks, Applebee’s, and FirstChoice (a hair styling service).
In 2007, several new businesses are slated to arrive in the growing city, including Best Buy, OfficeMax, MC Sports, Walgreens, Buffalo Wild Wings, San Francisco Hofbrau, Boston’s Gourmet Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery, Monarch Pizza.
Marysville is part of the Marysville Exempted Village School district, which consists of six elementary schools (K-4), one intermediate school (5-6), one middle school (7-8), and one high school (9-12) and employs over 300 teachers and 200 support staff. The school district’s mascot is the Monarch, usually portrayed by a lion. Both the Middle and High Schools have varsity football, basketball, baseball, softball, track, volleyball, and golf teams, and the High School sports an award winning marching band. Other student activities include Art and Writing clubs, Student Councils, Swim Team, FFA, In the Know, Choir (and Show Choir), among many others. Click here to view the latest Public School District Report Card for Marysville Exempted Village School District.
Besides the Marysville Exempted Village School district, there are other opportunities for education as well. The local church-affiliated St. John’s Lutheran School and Trinity Lutheran School both have curriculums for students up through the middle school level, and the LEADS Head Start program is a preschool and childhood development program which, in their own words, serves income eligible families with children ages three and four, including children with special needs. Click here to view Private Schools close to Marysville.
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