Take a look at a map of Morrow County Ohio’s north-eastern corner, and you’ll spot a little burg called Blooming Grove.
Locals know Blooming Grove as the home to the best you-pick strawberry farm around, but the community has a rich history that predates the berry farm found there today.
Birthplace of Warren Harding
The baby that grew up to run the Marion Star newspaper before becoming the 29th President of the United States, Warren Gamaliel Harding, was born in Blooming Grove (though, at the time of his birth it was called Corsica.)
Harding’s birth home has since been demolished, but a commemorative sign stands to mark the site of this historic home.
North Bloomfield Township
North Bloomfield is the township name for where Blooming Grove stands. The closest city is Galion, and much of the North Bloomfield, and therefore Blooming Grove, population, is served by Galion postal service and – back when land lines were still popular – telephone service.