Drive It Yourself Tour

Shelby County is steeped in Americana. Founded in 1819, Shelby County received its name to honor Kentucky’s governor and officer in the Revolutionary War, General Isaac Shelby. The County is home to one city, eight villages, and fourteen townships. Originally part of the Northwest Territory with the Greenville Treaty Line dividing the pioneers from the Native American settlements, Shelby County has a history that goes much deeper than its roots in agriculture and manufacturing.

A mobile app was developed to showcase county-wide points of interest. With the app downloaded to either Apple or Android devices, users can take a self-guided driving or bicycling tour of Shelby County to visit over 300 interesting and historic sites.

The app offers users the opportunity to plan their tour by Township, by Town, or by Category.  Available categories include Churches, Architecture, Geological, Historic Sites, Monuments, the Miami-Erie Canal, Schools, and One-Room Schoolhouses. GPS enabled, the mobile app will guide users to their specific locations of interest, and, upon arrival, users can read or listen to a brief overview that describes the significance of each site.

All 411 square miles of Shelby County Ohio’s unique history is now available at your fingertips! For a true one-of-a-kind experience, download the Discover Shelby County History app today at the App Store or Google Play.

For every recreation preference, the possibilities are many in Sidney and Shelby County. In addition to the Discover Shelby County History app, visitors can select from seven carefully prepared travel itineraries or build their own from a long list of things to see and do while in the area. Additional information about local attractions, restaurants, shopping, and lodging in west-central Ohio can be found on the website of the Sidney Visitors Bureau at (“Sidney Ohio… We’re waiting for you.”).

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