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Powell is a relatively small community found in the Buckeye State of Ohio. Powell has a population of approximately six thousand three hundred residents, at least as of the census taken in the year two thousand. The area which is now considered Powell was inhabited by mound-building Native Americans, as was the rest of central Ohio and the majority of North America. Non-Native Americans first settled the Powell region just after the turn of the nineteenth century in the year eighteen one. This was about two years before Ohio was accepted into the Union by the United States Congress and President. Powell was originally known as Middlebury, Ohio because most of the early settlers of what is now as Powell originated from Middlebury, Vermont.
Powell is situated in Delaware County, which is one of the most heavily populated and rapidly growing regions in the state of Ohio. Powell acquired its current name in the year eighteen fifty seven, after a Judge by the name of Thomas Powell built the first post office in the region and the inhabitants of the community decided to adopt his name. Powell was officially incorporated as a municipality of the state of Ohio in the year nineteen forty seven with the consent of the Ohio State Legislature and the local population. Powell recently underwent a rather significant population increase, specifically between the mid nineteen eighties and the present day, when the number of residents increased from less than five hundred to the present figure. Powell is recognized by CNN and Money Magazine as one of the one hundred best places to live and work in the United States of America and is ranked eighteenth on the list. The educational needs of Powell are met by the Olentangy Local School District and a number of private schools, especially Olentangy Liberty High School and Village Academy. Powell is generally considered to be a bedroom community for the Columbus, Ohio area, marking the community as an upscale suburb. A short drive out of Powell is enough to reach the urban attractions and activities of the largest city in the state.