Gilmore, Ohio

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Gilmore is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, south of the village of Gnadenhutten.[1] Gilmore sits on Tuscarawas County Road 10 (Gilmore Road) and is intersected by Tuscarawas County Road 14 (River Hill and Fallen Timber Roads) at Gilmore's square.

History[edit]

Gilmore platted in 1848.[2] The community has the name of Nathaniel Gilmore, a pioneer settler.[3] A post office called Gilmore was established in 1854, and remained in operation until 1950.[4]

Notable person[edit]

Gilmore is the birthplace of legendary baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young, for whom the Cy Young Award was named.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gilmore". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ The History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc. Warner, Beers & Company. 1884. p. 680. 
  3. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 51. 
  4. ^ "Tuscarawas County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Cy Young". MLB.com. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 

Coordinates: 40°17′27″N 81°26′25″W / 40.29083°N 81.44028°W / 40.29083; -81.44028