Jumbo, Ohio

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McDonald Township hall and road-maintenance garage

Jumbo is an unincorporated community in Hardin County, in the U.S. state of Ohio.[1]

History[edit]

Jumbo had its start in 1881 when Walter Blansfield opened a store there.[2] A post office was established at Jumbo in 1883, and remained in operation until 1901.[3] The community was named after Jumbo, the circus elephant.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jumbo, Ohio
  2. ^ The History of Hardin County, Ohio. Warner Beers & Company. 1883. p. 703.
  3. ^ "Hardin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 67.

Coordinates: 40°35′42″N 83°45′29″W / 40.59500°N 83.75806°W / 40.59500; -83.75806