Downtown Dublin

Historic Dublin is located in the heart of Old Dublin. Exuding old world charm, it is also home to many shops, restaurants and activities. Historic Dublin offers something for everyone.

We encourage everyone to walk through the Historic District to begin to gain an appreciation for what life might have been like in a simpler time when only 100 or so families called Dublin “home”. Shops and homes were side-by-side, wide streets accommodated horses and wagons. Nearby quarries along the river supplied stone for buildings and fences and gravel for roads. “Everyone knew one another and everyone knew everyone else's dog,” as one lifelong resident put it.

Even today, a visitor can walk to the Dublin Spring alongside the Scioto River where Benjamin and Peter Sells would have drawn drinking water for their campsite on the high ground just above as they decided this would be the place to bring their father, brothers and the rest of the family for a settlement. And you can see this spring even today as you retrace those steps in Dublin's history.

THE DUBLIN SPRING
There were several features of the land which drew Peter and Benjamin Sell to the site which became known as Dublin. Among these were the Scioto River which provided transportation to Franklinton (later Columbus) and further south to the Ohio River and much further downstream to the port of New Orleans. Other features were vast forests, land well-drained by the Scioto's tributaries, we call Indian Run, Hayden Run, Deer Run, and others. The Sells brothers knew this would be good for agriculture once the land was cleared. Large quantities of stone, clay, sand and gravel were available as building materials.

The point where the Sells brothers stopped and made their settlement is just a dozen or so yards south of the west end of the Scioto River Bridge, the stone bridge taking Routes 161/33 over the river. This is the highest point above the river all along the Scioto River's run from La Rue to Portsmouth, so the chances of flooding were minimal. This would be another benefit to locating here. (We can only speculate today that the Sells brothers learned this from the surveyors, they themselves would not have traversed the length of the Scioto River north of Dublin, but the surveyors certainly did.) The Dublin Spring is just below this point, almost at the river's edge. When the Sells brothers set up camp, they would have to walk downhill just a few feet to get fresh water. The spring is a natural flow of fresh water which once was potable (drinkable) but is not safe today. There was a flow and a pool there from which travelers could draw drinking water.

One can imagine the Indians also taking water from this same spring as they walked the trail from one hunting ground or trading site to another as the river was a major route for them, too. Dublin Road and Riverside Drive were walking paths in their first stages of evolution in transportation.

In 1991 the Dublin Kiwanis built the steps and walkway and upgraded the area underneath the Scioto River Bridge, designating this a park for the public to enjoy. We encourage you to visit the Dublin Spring. This also is a wonderful spot from which to view the beauty of the stone bridge.

MovNat Ohio and your New Years Resolution

About MovNat

MovNat Ohio located in Historic Dublin at 54 South High Street in July, 2012 to be part of the vibrant business community with access to the parks and playgrounds for fitness training.

Experience Fitness Freedom

They provide fitness coaching in personal and small group sessions to people of all ages, skill levels and athletic abilities, including pre- and post-physical therapy. To fit busy schedules, they offer personal sessions, classes and online fitness and food coaching.

With the New Year, MovNat Ohio is excited to announce some new fitness programming …

Ultimate X-Training Classes

MovNat Ohio kicks off the New Year with Ultimate X-Training Classes, Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m., and Saturday at 9 a.m., starting Jan. 15th.

Free Classes for Two Weeks

The first two weeks of classes are free, Jan. 15 – 27th, but advance registration is required at www.movnatohio.com as spots are limited.

Train-with-the-Trainer

MovNat Ohio offers a fun and very personalized Train-with-the-Trainer (the trainer will train along with you) with personal training attention at less than half the cost of personal training, at 6 a.m. weekdays. Contact Lori at lori@movnatiohio.com for details.

Learn-to-Lift Workshop 1/2 Day Workshop Feb. 16

MovNat Ohio is presenting a 4-hour Learn-to-Lift Workshop (Weights, Kettlebells, and other cool stuff) on Sat. Feb. 16, from 9-1, with a focus on teaching beginner and intermediate adults safe movement with good form.

Team-building and Lunch-and-Learns

MovNat Ohio hosts team-building workshops for sports teams and corporate organizations and presents a Lunch-and-Learn series called Fitness, Food and Fitting it Into a Busy Life. They will be presenting this program at the Dublin Recreation Center from 10:30 – noon on Saturday, Jan. 19th (Class number 175400-01) for $15.

What is MovNat?

MovNat is moving naturally the way the human body is intended to move by walking, running, jumping, climbing, balancing, lifting, carrying, throwing and catching. Through the practice of MovNat , you become naturally, “all-over fit.” They teach safe and efficient movement progressions with training at their studio in Historic Dublin and outdoors at nearby Dublin parks.

How is MovNat Ohio Different?

MovNat Ohio is a teaching fitness studio — not a bootcamp studio — and they provide people with a solid foundation of knowledge about how to lift heavy stuff, move, get fit and be active to fit their life and achieve their very personal goals. They believe that Fitness has to be Simple, Practical and Sustainable — check them out at www.movnatohio.com

July 20, 2012

History of the Historic District

We encourage everyone to walk through the Historic District to begin to gain an appreciation for what life might have been like in a simpler time when only 100 or so families called Dublin “home”. Shops and homes were side-by-side, wide streets accommodated horses and wagons. Nearby quarries along the river supplied stone for buildings and fences and gravel for roads. “Everyone knew one another and everyone knew everyone else's dog,” as one lifelong resident put it.

Even today, a visitor can walk to the Dublin Spring alongside the Scioto River where Benjamin and Peter Sells would have drawn drinking water for their campsite on the high ground just above as they decided this would be the place to bring their father, brothers and the rest of the family for a settlement. And you can see this spring even today as you retrace those steps in Dublin's history.

Visit the Dublin Historical Society site .

Chili Cookoff

This event is a battle of the restaurants of Downtown Historic Dublin. Tour the local bars, grills and fine dining establishments as they all compete to have the best Chili in the City. Vote and award the winner with a people's choice distinction, and watch the judging ceremony to have one restaurant crowned supreme by a cast of local celebrities. Entry Fee and voting card is just 5 bucks, which gets you chili at all 6 locations and proceeds benefit charity. Pick up your score card at any of the participating Dublin restaurants and tour the district on your own. Event runs from 1 -4 pm, judging begins at 4. Participating restaurants include; The Brazenhead, Tucci's, Mezzo, J liu, La Chatelain, and The Dublin Village Tavern.

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