Colerain, Ohio

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Location of Colerain, Ohio

Colerain /ˈklrn/[1] is an unincorporated community in eastern Colerain Township, Belmont County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43916.[2] It lies along U.S. Route 250.

Colerain is part of the Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The community was named after Coleraine, Northern Ireland, the ancestral home of a share of the first settlers.[3] A post office called Colerain was established in 1825, and remained in operation until 1907.[4] Colerain was originally built up chiefly by Quakers from North Carolina and Virginia, who left those states due to their opposition to slavery.[5]

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  1. ^ "A Pronunciation Guide to Places in Ohio". E.W.Scripps School of Journalism. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived 2007-10-10 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 31.
  4. ^ "Belmont County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  5. ^ McKelvey, A. T. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 155.

Coordinates: 40°07′33″N 80°48′31″W / 40.12583°N 80.80861°W / 40.12583; -80.80861