Ghent, Ohio

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Ghent
Unincorporated community
Location of Ghent, Ohio
Location of Ghent, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°9′30″N 81°38′12″W / 41.15833°N 81.63667°W / 41.15833; -81.63667Coordinates: 41°9′30″N 81°38′12″W / 41.15833°N 81.63667°W / 41.15833; -81.63667
Country United States
State Ohio
County Summit
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 44333
Area code(s) 330/234
GNIS feature ID 1048779
1891 Plat of Ghent, Ohio

Ghent /ˈɛnt/ is an unincorporated community in central Bath Township, Summit County, Ohio, United States. It lies in the area of Granger and Cleveland-Massillon roads, just north of the Ghent Road exit of Interstate 77. It is included in the Montrose-Ghent census-designated place.

Today, it has a number of local businesses such a gas station, restaurants, a bakery and dental office.

History[edit]

As early as 1815, the village of Ghent had several mills powered by Yellow Creek.[1] Several families had settled at Ghent by 1818.[2] A post office called Ghent was established in 1858, and remained in operation until 1918.[3] The community's name most likely commemorates the Treaty of Ghent.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turzillo, Jane Ann (2001). Bath Township, Ohio. Arcadia Publishing. p. 7. 
  2. ^ Perrin, William Henry (1881). History of Summit County: With an Outline Sketch of Ohio. Baskin & Battey. p. 623. 
  3. ^ "Summit County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 51.