Etna, Licking County, Ohio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Location of Etna in Licking County, Ohio

Etna (formerly Carthage) is an unincorporated community in southwestern Licking County, Ohio, United States. It lies at an elevation of 1063 feet (324 m) at the intersection of U.S. Route 40 and State Route 310.[1] It was listed as a census-designated place in 2010.[2]


Etna was originally called Carthage, and under the latter name was laid out in 1832 when the National Road was being built to that point.[3] The present name is derived from Etna Township.[4] A post office called Etna has been in operation since 1833.[5]


  1. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth, 2004, p. 69.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Etna, Licking County, Ohio
  3. ^ Brister, Edwin M. P. (1909). Centennial History of the City of Newark and Licking County, Ohio. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 351.
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 43.
  5. ^ "Licking County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2015.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°57′26″N 82°40′55″W / 39.95722°N 82.68194°W / 39.95722; -82.68194