Homer, Ohio

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For the ghost town in Union County, see Homer, Union County, Ohio.
Location of Homer, Ohio

Homer is an unincorporated community in northern Burlington Township, Licking County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43027.[1] It lies along State Route 661 between Granville and Mount Vernon.

History[edit]

Homer was laid out in 1816.[2] The community was named after Homer, an ancient Greek poet.[3] A post office called Homer has been in operation since 1831.[4]

Notable person[edit]

  • Victoria Woodhull, suffragist and first female candidate for President of the United States.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  2. ^ Brister, Edwin M. P. (1909). Centennial History of the City of Newark and Licking County, Ohio. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 249. 
  3. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 62. 
  4. ^ "Licking County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
The Dixon Mound, built by the Adena culture, now on the community's western side

Coordinates: 40°15′10″N 82°31′08″W / 40.252699°N 82.518955°W / 40.252699; -82.518955