Pandora, Ohio

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Pandora, Ohio
Village
Motto: The Garden Spot of Ohio
Location of Pandora, Ohio
Location of Pandora, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°56′49″N 83°57′36″W / 40.94694°N 83.96000°W / 40.94694; -83.96000Coordinates: 40°56′49″N 83°57′36″W / 40.94694°N 83.96000°W / 40.94694; -83.96000
Country United States
State Ohio
County Putnam
Government
 • Mayor John Schlumbohm (until December 31, 2013)
Area[1]
 • Total 0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Land 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[2] 774 ft (236 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,153
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,147
 • Density 1,281.1/sq mi (494.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45877
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-59738[5]
GNIS feature ID 1085224[2]
Website pandoraoh.com villageofpandora.com

Pandora is a village in Putnam County, Ohio, United States, located on the Riley Creek. The village is located at the site of a glacier-formed beach that no longer exists, being part of the reason why there is sandy soil outside of town. In 1832, Thomas Gray became the first settler of the area. Pandora prospered because it was the main stop for travelers,mostly rich travelers such as doctors and lawyers, between Findlay and Kalida. Pandora was originally named Columbia and later changed to Pendleton in 1850. After finding out there was another town of the same name,it was renamed to Pandora,what it is known as today. Pandora was once possibly Ohio's largest industrial area until several fires burned down the business district of Pandora numerous times. Now Pandora is known as "The Garden Spot of Ohio" because the community harvests several crops more than anywhere else in the state. 2012 will mark the 180th anniversary of Riley Township -The population was 1,153 at the 2010 census.

Festivals[edit]

Riley Creek Festival, formerly known as Pandora's Melon Fest

Ted Fest, the 25th anniversary festival of the ma and pa grocery store Ted's Market that will hopefully be annual.

Ted Fest was announced in late May to be returning for another year; this one will be held on September 14, 2013. This will also be the last year it will be called Ted Fest, but another name has not been chosen yet.

Historical Monuments[edit]

Pandora, OH is the home to one of the oldest family trees in the district of Pandora, their last name is Bridenbaugh. The Bridenbaugh's that are still living are Daryl and Dale Bridenbaugh and their wives. The farm they own was passed down by generations including an old one room school house. In 2012 a tragic furnace fire started in the school house which caused the right back corner to collapse, which they fortunately restored shortly after. Every year they invite people to look around their school house and learn the history about the farm and the one room school house. They have a various amount of antiques that relate to the farm and the school house. Feel free to check it out, it's completely free and it starts around July every year.

Bridenbaugh Family Heritage Farms, Bridenbaugh's family motto: "...Combining Past Progress With Todays Best Technology..."

Administration[edit]

Mayor: John Schlumbohm (Term Expires 12/31/2013)

President of Council: Kevin Vance (Term Expires 12/31/2013)

Council Members include:

Mark Painter (Term Expires 12/31/2013)

Jon Hall (Term Expires 12/31/2013)

Rick Fricke (Term Expires 12/31/2013)

Lisa Buess (Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Kevin Swary (Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Geography[edit]

Pandora is located at 40°56′49″N 83°57′36″W / 40.94694°N 83.96000°W / 40.94694; -83.96000 (40.946883, -83.959905).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.92 square miles (2.38 km2), of which, 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,153 people, 452 households, and 320 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,281.1 inhabitants per square mile (494.6 /km2). There were 486 housing units at an average density of 540.0 per square mile (208.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.6% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population. 56.8% were of German, 18.0% Swiss, 11.7% Irish, 8.7% English, and 5.9% French descent.[7]

There were 452 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.2% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the village was 40 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,188 people, 442 households, and 331 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,462.0 people per square mile (566.3/km²). There were 458 housing units at an average density of 563.7 per square mile (218.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.74% White, 0.34% African American, 0.59% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 442 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $42,174, and the median income for a family was $49,500. Males had a median income of $36,597 versus $21,830 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,816. About 2.7% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable Natives[edit]

Cyrus Locher United States Senate 1928 & Benjamin F. Welty United States House of Representatives member (2 Terms: sixty-fifth and sixty-six Congresses. Arthur H. Day Was an Ohio state senator and served a six year term as an Ohio Supreme Court justice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_10_5YR_DP02&prodType=table