A Brief History
In 1796, several Welsh families fled their homeland to start new lives in America. In 1801, after residing for a few years in Pennsylvania, Theophilus Rees and Thomas Philipps, moved further west settling in an area that reminded them of their homeland in Wales. This ~2,000 acres of land with hills and valleys and an abundance of timber and natural springs in Licking County, Ohio is known today as the Welsh Hills. This fertile land enticed these families to make this their permanent homes.
The Welsh Hills Inn, established in 2010, sits in the heart of the Welsh Hills on 15 acres of this historic farm land. We are happy to make this our home and enjoy sharing the beauty of the countryside vistas with our guests.
- “Images of the America – The Welsh Hills”