ABOUT URBANA, OH
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Located in Champaign County, OH, Urbana is a community of approximately 12,000 people and serves as the county seat. It is situated about 45 miles west of Columbus and was founded in 1850. The economy of this community is supported by a variety of industries, including Honeywell Inc., Honeywell Aerospace, and Freshwater Farms. Urbana is home to Urbana University, and it is known for being the burial site for Simon Kenton, the famed explorer.
Despite being a little bit out of the way, Urbana is home to some interesting attractions that visitors may want to check out. The Champaign Aviation Museum is a great place for aircraft enthusiasts to check out some historical planes, and the Freshwater Farms of Ohio is an interesting stop for families to learn more about fish and to try some interesting fish delicacies. Visitors looking to spend some time outside may like to pick some berries at Champaign Berry Farm or going for a kayak trip at the Birch Bark Canoe Livery. Each year, Urbana also hosts a Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off in the downtown area, which is a popular event for visitors and residents alike.
The climate in this region of the state is humid continental. Summers tend to be humid and hot, with high temperatures reaching the mid-80s on average in July and August. Severe thunderstorms with large hail, lightening, and tornadoes are also common during these months, so it is crucial that residents invest in home air conditioning units to ensure they are comfortable regardless of what Mother Nature throws their way.
Winters in Urbana tend to be quite cold, with overnight lows dropping to the low-20s. Snowfall is relatively light, as the city isn’t in the path of strong winter lows and Nor’easters that strike cities sitting farther east. However, even with only about 26 inches of snowfall per year, with freezing temperatures, weather conditions can become dangerous quite quickly, and an efficient heat pump or furnace will keep interior temperatures comfortable while preventing against freezing pipes.