Junction, Ohio

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Junction, Ohio
Unincorporated community
Fluorite from Stoneco Auglaize quarry near Junction
Fluorite from Stoneco Auglaize quarry near Junction
Location of Junction, Ohio
Location of Junction, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°11′35″N 84°27′31″W / 41.19306°N 84.45861°W / 41.19306; -84.45861Coordinates: 41°11′35″N 84°27′31″W / 41.19306°N 84.45861°W / 41.19306; -84.45861
Country United States
State Ohio
County Paulding
Township Auglaize
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Junction is an unincorporated community in western Auglaize Township, Paulding County, Ohio, United States. It lies along the concurrent State Routes 111 and 637. The Auglaize River flows along the eastern edge of the community. It is located midway between the village of Paulding, the county seat of Paulding County, and the city of Defiance, the county seat of Defiance County.[1]

History[edit]

Junction was so-named because it was the junction between the Wabash and Erie Canal and Miami and Erie Canal.[citation needed] With the construction of the railroad, business activity shifted to other nearby places, and the town's population dwindled.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, pp. 34-35. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  2. ^ Davis, Donna M. (Jun 5, 1983). "9-year search locates 300 ghost towns in Ohio". The Pittsburgh Press. pp. J1. Retrieved 20 December 2015.