New California, Ohio

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New California, Ohio
Unincorporated community
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Location of New California, Ohio
Location of New California, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°09′22″N 83°14′12″W / 40.15611°N 83.23667°W / 40.15611; -83.23667
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Union
Elevation[1] 997 ft (304 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43064
Area code(s) 614
GNIS feature ID 1043828[1]

New California is a census-designated place in central Jerome Township, Union County, Ohio, United States.[2] It is located at 40°09′22″N 83°14′12″W / 40.15611°N 83.23667°W / 40.15611; -83.23667Coordinates: 40°09′22″N 83°14′12″W / 40.15611°N 83.23667°W / 40.15611; -83.23667,[3] at the intersection of U.S. Route 42 and Industrial Parkway, just south of 42's intersection with U.S. Route 33.[4]

Local geography[edit]

War memorial

There is one gas station, a mini-mart, a church, and a Civil War memorial at the intersection of Industrial Parkway and U.S. Route 42. There are currently three distinct housing developments in New California. One contains smaller 1970's era houses, one contains large 1970's houses, and a new one contains modest to expensive priced new builds. The original U.S. Route 33 (now Columbus-Marysville Road), ran through the community before moving in 1969 to its present four-lane highway located a half mile to the north.[citation needed]

Post office[edit]

The New California Post office was established on January 7, 1850, but was discontinued on May 14, 1904. The mail service is now sent through the Plain City branch.[5]

Historical marker[edit]

Front of marker
Back of marker

On September 19, 2009, a new Ohio historical marker was dedicated in New California. The marker symbolizes the fact that 367 men from Jerome Township joined the Union cause, giving it one of the highest per capita rates for service in the nation during the American Civil War, and also the fact that seventeen of those veterans are buried in the community's small cemetery.[6]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Curry, W.L., History of Jerome Township, Union County, Ohio, Heritage Books, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, 1913