Reynoldsburg, Ohio is known as “The Birthplace of the Tomato,” as the first commercial variety of tomato was bred and sold there in the 19th Century. We’ll give you more information on the Tomato Festival later in the article. The city was originally named “Frenchtown” after John French, the man who originally planned the city. Its present name is after the local merchant, John C. Reynolds-- it was changed in 1893. The post office was established in 1833. It”s one of the larger Columbus suburbs, standing at 11.24 square miles with Blacklick Creek running through it.
via City of Reynoldsburg