Gomer, Ohio

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Location of Gomer, Ohio
Former high school

Gomer is an unincorporated community in northern Sugar Creek Township, Allen County, Ohio, United States. Founded in 1833 by three Welshmen,[1] Gomer was a hub of the Welsh community in America for decades. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 45809.[2] It lies at the intersection of Gomer Road with the Old Lincoln Highway less than one mile north of U.S. Route 30. The community is part of the Lima Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gomer is part of the Elida Local School District.

History[edit]

Gomer was laid out in 1850.[3] A post office called Gomer was established in 1854, and remained in operation until 1961.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gomer, Allen County, Ohio" - The Wales-Ohio Project
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  3. ^ History of Allen County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County, Its Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, Etc. Warner, Beers & Company. 1885. p. 558. 
  4. ^ "Ohio County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 

Coordinates: 40°50′42″N 84°11′14″W / 40.84500°N 84.18722°W / 40.84500; -84.18722