Located on the south side of the City of Columbus, Merion Village is an irregular shaped neighborhood, being longer than it is wide. Generally, the community is bound by Whittier Street on the north, State Route 104 on the south, the Scioto River and Blackberry Avenue on the west, and Parsons Avenue and State Route 23 on the east. Zip codes include 43206 and 43207.
Merion Village was settled in the early 1800s by immigrants from Britain and Nova Scotia. Parcels of land were deeded to these settlers for their service in the Revolutionary War.
The neighborhood is home to two historic elementary schools, The Southwood Elementary School that has been in existence for over a hundred years and the parochial school opened by St. Leo’s Church in 1904. Columbus Community Hospital, renovated into a multi-unit health care center, has been providing health care since 1903.
The Merion Village Association, located at 1330 South Fourth Street, remains an active participant in the community after more than 25 years. The association hosts an Annual Crafters and Artisans Market in the fall, which includes a bake sale, a white elephant sale (gently used items donated by the residents), and a silent auction. It also hosts a garden tour during the summer showcasing both large and small private gardens.
Moeller Park, located at 281 Hanford Street, is 1.9 acres. Flowers and trees are planted annually by Friends of Moeller Park. Features include a picnic area, an equipped playground for children, and a walking trail. The park is a safe place where residents can walk for exercise, take a leisurely stroll, or participate in community activities.