Essex, Ohio

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Essex, Ohio
Unincorporated community
Essex, Ohio is located in Ohio
Essex, Ohio
Essex, Ohio
Location of Essex, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°28′57″N 83°18′57″W / 40.48250°N 83.31583°W / 40.48250; -83.31583
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountiesUnion
Elevation[1]945 ft (288 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code43344
Area code(s)740
GNIS feature ID1083981[1]

Essex is an unincorporated community on the east side of Rush Creek in the central part of Jackson Township, Union County, Ohio, United States. It is at 40°28′57″N 83°18′57″W / 40.48250°N 83.31583°W / 40.48250; -83.31583Coordinates: 40°28′57″N 83°18′57″W / 40.48250°N 83.31583°W / 40.48250; -83.31583,[2] at the intersection of State Routes 37 and 739.[3]

Essex was founded in the late 1830s.[4] The Rush Creek Post Office was established in Essex on July 13, 1848.[5] As of 1877, Essex contained two stores, a schoolhouse, and a sawmill.[6] The Post Office changed its name to Rushcreek on November 3, 1894, and was discontinued on June 29, 1907. The mail service is now sent through the Richwood Post Office.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Essex, Ohio
  3. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, 78.
  4. ^ Durant, Pliny A. (1883). The History of Union County, Ohio, containing a history of the county; its townships, towns ... Chicago: Beers, W. H., & co. p. 498.
  5. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rushcreek Post Office
  6. ^ A.S. Mowry, C.E., Atlas of Union County, Ohio, Harris, Sutton & Hare, Philadelphia, 1877, Pg. 19.