- Not to be confused with Coolsville, Ohio, a fictional city in the cartoon series Scooby Doo.
Location of Coolville, Ohio
Location of Coolville in Athens County
|• Total||0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)|
|• Land||0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||699 ft (213 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||490|
|• Density||597.6/sq mi (230.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1048628|
Coolville is located at (39.222197, -81.797639).
It is located on the right bank (west bank) of the Hocking River, a few miles upstream from its confluence with the Ohio River. US 50/SR 32/SR 7, Appalachian Corridor D, bypasses the town on the north side, just outside the built-up area, and provides highway access to the community. OH-144, located on the far bank of the Hocking River, also provides access.
As of the census of 2010, there were 496 people, 188 households, and 139 families residing in the village. The population density was 597.6 inhabitants per square mile (230.7/km2). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 262.7 per square mile (101.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.0% White, 0.4% African American, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.
There were 188 households of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08.
The median age in the village was 39 years. 25% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 12.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 528 people, 213 households, and 148 families residing in the village. The population density was 627.1 people per square mile (242.7/km²). There were 232 housing units at an average density of 275.5 per square mile (106.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.86% White, 0.38% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races.
There were 213 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the village the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $31,731, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $38,889 versus $23,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,639. About 12.0% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.
The residents of Coolville are served by the Federal Hocking Local School District and Federal Hocking High School in Stewart. They are also served by the Athens County Public Libraries with branches in Albany, Athens, Chauncey, Coolville, Glouster, Nelsonville, and The Plains.
In 1818 Coolville was platted by Simeon W. Cooley, for whom it is named, and incorporated in 1835.
Coolville has been noted for its unusual place name. The village is located close to three other "hot/cold" communities: Torch and Frost (both unincorporated communities in Athens County), and Snowville in Meigs County.
One of Coolville's most famous residents is rapper, actor and part time model Sleazy Greazy. The rapper frequently references the area as the source of and inspiration for his music and groundbreaking punchlines. Though he frequently travels the world he has been quoted as saying "I've been to many places but I'm Coolville's own".
In March 2014 he was involved in an incident in which over 25 men shot at him repeatedly with pistols in Sydney, Australia. Sleazy Greazy was apparently able to dodge all of the bullets shot his way and disarm all the men with Jiu-Jujitsu take down moves. The attack was apparently carried out by a gang called "The Wack Rappers" who were seeking revenge for Sleazy Greazy sleeping with all of their wives and girlfriends. Following the attack the multi-talented artist returned to live full time in Coolville, recording extraordinary new music and touring occasionally. A great advocate of polygamy he lives with his 5 Victoria Secret Supermodel wives.
The rapper is reportedly visited regularly by such celebrities as; Jay-Z, Christopher Walken, Papa Tear, Nibs One, Maner, Barack Obama and Chuck Norris. Though many attempts have been made by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to visit the superstar, the rapper was unfortunately "washing his hair that day" on every occasion that the Prime Minister was trying visit.
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- The History of Coolville, Ohio, 1818-1968 by Agnes C Hill
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