Ankenytown, Ohio

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Ankenytown is an unincorporated community in Knox County, in the U.S. state of Ohio.[1]

History[edit]

A post office called Ankenytown operated between 1848 and 1938.[2] The community was named for George Ankeny, an early settler and afterward state legislator.[3] A variant name was Squeal.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ankenytown, Ohio
  2. ^ "Knox County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  3. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Knox County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, Containing a Condensed, Comprehensive History of Ohio. A. A. Graham & Company. p. 425.
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 4.

Coordinates: 40°32′03″N 82°30′18″W / 40.53417°N 82.50500°W / 40.53417; -82.50500