Bladensburg, Ohio

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Location of Bladensburg, Ohio

Bladensburg is a census-designated place on the border between the Clay and Jackson Townships of Knox County, Ohio, USA.[1][2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43005.[3] It lies along State Route 541 east of Martinsburg.[1]

Bladensburg was originally spelled Bladensburgh, and under the latter name was laid out in 1833.[4] A post office has been in operation at Bladensburg(h) since 1834.[5]

Bladensburg is the former home of East Knox Elementary School.[6]

Bladensburg is also home to the Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department,[7] with 42 volunteer firefighters. It is the main station for the Bladensburg Joint Fire District.[8]

Bladensburg is the home of a popular annual Christmas parade, which has been held since 1971.[9]


  1. ^ a b DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 59. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bladensburg, Ohio
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived October 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ 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. 491.
  5. ^ "Knox County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 24 February 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  6. ^ East Knox Elementary School in Bladensburg, Ohio, East Knox Elementary School Home Page, 2015. Accessed 2015-7-13.
  7. ^ Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department on, Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department on, 2015-7-13. Accessed 2015-7-13.
  8. ^ Bladensburg Joint Fire District on, Bladensburg Joint Fire District on, 2015-7-13. Accessed 2015-7-13.
  9. ^ Bladensburg enjoys beautiful day for Christmas parade Archived December 13, 2006, at the Wayback Machine., Mount Vernon News, Mount Vernon, 2006-12-11. Accessed 2007-10-25.

Coordinates: 40°17′04″N 82°17′03″W / 40.28444°N 82.28417°W / 40.28444; -82.28417