Brownsville, Ohio

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For the ghost town in Harrison County, see Brownsville, Harrison County, Ohio.
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Location of Brownsville, Ohio

Brownsville is a census-designated place in northeastern Bowling Green Township, Licking County, Ohio, United States.[1] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43721.[2] It lies at the intersection of U.S. Route 40 with State Route 668.

History[edit]

Brownsville had its start when the National Road was extended to that point.[3] The community was laid out in 1829.[4] Brownsville was named for its founder, Adam Brown.[3] A post office has been in operation since 1830.[5]

Flint Ridge State Memorial is three miles north of Brownsville.

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brownsville, Ohio
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived October 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b Brister, Edwin M. P. (1909). Centennial History of the City of Newark and Licking County, Ohio. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 348. 
  4. ^ Brister, Edwin M. P. (1909). Centennial History of the City of Newark and Licking County, Ohio. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 249. 
  5. ^ "Licking County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 

Coordinates: 39°56′49″N 82°15′22″W / 39.947°N 82.256°W / 39.947; -82.256