Birmingham, Erie County, Ohio

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For the community in Guernsey County, see Birmingham, Guernsey County, Ohio.
Location of Birmingham in Erie County, Ohio

Birmingham is an unincorporated community in eastern Florence Township, Erie County, Ohio, United States.[1] It is part of the Sandusky Metropolitan Statistical Area. Although Birmingham is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 44816.[2] It is located at the intersection of State Routes 60 and 113.

Birmingham was the original site of the Woollybear Festival.

The community was named after Birmingham, England, for the fact its founders hoped the town eventually would boast an industrial base as famous as the English city's.[3] A post office called Birmingham has been in operation since 1832.[4]

On March 3, 2009, fire destroyed a restaurant and the post office in the community.[5] Mail was temporarily rerouted to the post office in nearby Wakeman.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Birmingham
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  3. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 14. 
  4. ^ "Erie County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 9 April 2005. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Birmingham burning". The Chronicle-Telegram. 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2009-03-29. [dead link]
  6. ^ Castelli, Alicia (2009-03-04). "Post office customers can pick up mail in Wakeman". The Chronicle-Telegram. Retrieved 2009-03-29. [dead link]

Coordinates: 41°19′48″N 82°21′39″W / 41.33000°N 82.36083°W / 41.33000; -82.36083