Fresno, Ohio

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Location of Fresno, Ohio
The former Fresno Elementary School

Fresno is a census-designated place in eastern White Eyes Township, Coshocton County, Ohio, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census it had a population of 140.[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43824, gas station, White Eyes Carryout/Drive Thru and Pizza Shop.[3] It lies along State Route 93 between West Lafayette and Baltic.

History[edit]

Fresno was originally called Jacktown.[4] The residents apparently didn't like the name Jacktown, and the community was renamed Avondale by popular vote.[5] A post office was established under the name Avondale in 1875, and the name of the post office was changed to Fresno in 1905.[6]

Notable person[edit]

World-class runner Brian Olinger grew up in Fresno and attended Ridgewood High School.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fresno, Ohio
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fresno CDP, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ Bahmer, William J. (1909). Centennial History of Coshocton County, Ohio. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 75. 
  5. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Coshocton County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. A. A. Graham. p. 621. 
  6. ^ "Coshocton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  7. ^ USATF.

Coordinates: 40°19′57″N 81°44′29″W / 40.33250°N 81.74139°W / 40.33250; -81.74139