About Circleville

Facts of Circleville

  • Year Founded: 1810
  • Population: 13,927 (2020 Census)
  • Type of Government: Mayor/Council

Annual Festival

The annual Circleville Pumpkin Show is held the 3rd Wednesday - Saturday of October every year. It is one the major festivals of the United States. It attracts over 400,000 visitors each year.

Interesting History Facts

  • Ted Lewis, a vaudeville performer, who was well known for his top hat, cane and clarinet and who sang, “Me and My Shadow” was born and raised in Circleville. There is a Ted Lewis Museum which exhibits his memorabilia.
  • Caleb Atwater, the “Father of Ohio’s Public School System” lived in Circleville for many years.
Sketch of Circleville from 1876.