Pharisburg, Ohio

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Pharisburg, Ohio
Unincorporated community
Pharisburg, Ohio is located in Ohio
Pharisburg, Ohio
Pharisburg, Ohio
Location of Pharisburg, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°20′43″N 83°18′13″W / 40.34528°N 83.30361°W / 40.34528; -83.30361
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Union
Elevation[1] 951 ft (290 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43040
Area code(s) 937
GNIS feature ID 1061536[1]

Pharisburg (originally known as Pharisburgh) is an unincorporated community in Leesburg Township, Union County, Ohio, United States. It is located at 40°20′43″N 83°18′13″W / 40.34528°N 83.30361°W / 40.34528; -83.30361Coordinates: 40°20′43″N 83°18′13″W / 40.34528°N 83.30361°W / 40.34528; -83.30361,[2] at the intersection of Ohio State Routes 4 and 347, about 2 miles west of Magnetic Springs.[3]

The Pharisburg Post office was established as the Pharisburgh Post Office on April 25, 1840, but was discontinued on October 24, 1845. It was reestablished on September 7, 1848, and the name was changed to Pharisburg Post Office on March 26, 1892. The Post Office was finally discontinued on April 15, 1908. The mail service is now sent through the Marysville branch.[4]

Pharisburg was named for Robert Phares, who in 1833 purchased 1,000 acres on Bokes Creek from Joseph Otis of New York, and Nathaniel Dunlop of Richmond, Virginia. Phares lived there until his death in 1839.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pharisburg, Ohio
  3. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, 78.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pharisburg Post Office
  5. ^ April 30, 1833 land deed, Joseph Otis & Nathaniel Dunlop to Robert Phares, 1,000 acres on Bokes Creek in Leesburg Township, Union County, Ohio