Bourneville, Ohio

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Location of Bourneville, Ohio

Bourneville is a census-designated place in central Twin Township, Ross County, Ohio, United States.[1] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 45617.[2] It lies along U.S. Route 50.


Theh first permanent settlement at Bourneville was made in the 1790s.[3] Bourneville was platted in 1832 by Colonel Bourne, and named for him.[4] A post office has been in operation at Bourneville since 1832.[5]

As of 1847, an Indian stone work was located near Bourneville. It was surveyed by Ephraim George Squier and Edwin Hamilton Davis and was featured in their book, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, which was published in 1848.[6]


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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bourneville, Ohio
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived October 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). Chillicothe and Ross County. Works Progress Administration. p. 76. 
  4. ^ Bennett, Henry Holcomb (1902). The County of Ross: A History of Ross County, Ohio, from the Earliest Days. Selwyn A. Brant. p. 305. 
  5. ^ "Ross County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Squier, E.G. (1848). Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. p. 67. 
  7. ^ 'Philip Caldwell is Dead at 93; First Nonfamily member to head Ford,' New York Times, Patrick J. Lyons, July 11, 2013

Coordinates: 39°16′55″N 83°09′24″W / 39.28194°N 83.15667°W / 39.28194; -83.15667