Essex, Ohio

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Essex, Ohio
Unincorporated community
Essex, Ohio is located in Ohio
Essex, Ohio
Essex, Ohio
Location of Essex, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°28′57″N 83°18′57″W / 40.48250°N 83.31583°W / 40.48250; -83.31583
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Union
Elevation[1] 945 ft (288 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43344
Area code(s) 740
GNIS feature ID 1083981[1]

Essex is an unincorporated community located on the east side of Rush Creek in the central part of Jackson Township, Union County, Ohio, United States. It is located at 40°28′57″N 83°18′57″W / 40.48250°N 83.31583°W / 40.48250; -83.31583Coordinates: 40°28′57″N 83°18′57″W / 40.48250°N 83.31583°W / 40.48250; -83.31583,[2] at the intersection of State Routes 37 and 739.[3]

The Rush Creek Post Office was established in Essex on July 13, 1848.[4] As of 1877, Essex contained two stores, a school-house, and a sawmill.[5] The Post Office changed its name to Rushcreek on November 3, 1894, and was discontinued on June 29, 1907. The mail service is now sent through the Richwood Post Office.[4]

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