East Liberty, Ohio

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For the unincorporated community in Delaware County, see East Liberty, Delaware County, Ohio.
East Liberty, Ohio
census-designated place
Buildings in central East Liberty
Buildings in central East Liberty
Location of East Liberty, Ohio
Location of East Liberty, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°18′28″N 83°35′10″W / 40.30778°N 83.58611°W / 40.30778; -83.58611Coordinates: 40°18′28″N 83°35′10″W / 40.30778°N 83.58611°W / 40.30778; -83.58611
Country United States
State Ohio
County Logan
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 43319

East Liberty is a census-designated place located in southern Perry Township, Logan County, Ohio, United States.[1] It is located just off U.S. Route 33, east of Bellefontaine and about an hour northwest of Columbus. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43319.[2]

East Liberty was platted in 1834.[3] A post office has been in operation at East Liberty since 1836.[4] A Disciples of Christ minister, Alonzo Skidmore, organized the Central Ohio College at East Liberty in 1882.[5] Formally established in the following year, it prospered for a time, but financial pressures forced its closure in the late 1890s.[6]

The community is the location of a major Honda automotive production plant, East Liberty Auto Plant (opened in 1984), as well as the nationally known NHTSA's Vehicle Research and Testing Center, located at the independent proving ground Transportation Research Center, or TRC.

Perry Township serves as the local government for the community and has a fire department located here. A branch of the Logan County District Library serves the East Liberty community.

Besides U.S. Route 33, significant roads in East Liberty include State Routes 292 and 347.

Geography[edit]

East Liberty is located at 40°18'27.6" North, 83°35'10.4" West (40.307682, -83.586221).

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: East Liberty, Ohio
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  3. ^ History of Logan County and Ohio: Containing a History of the State of Ohio, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. O.L. Baskin. 1880. p. 540. 
  4. ^ "Logan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Wilcox, Alanson. A History of the Disciples of Christ in Ohio. Cincinnati: Standard, 1918, 261.
  6. ^ Memoirs of the Miami Valley. Hover, John C., et al., eds. Vol. 1. Chicago: Robert O. Law, 1919, 300.

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