Lees Creek, Ohio

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For other Ohio places named Centerville, see Centerville, Ohio (disambiguation).
Location of Lees Creek, Ohio

Lees Creek, also known as Centerville,[1] is an unincorporated community in central Wayne Township, Clinton County, Ohio, United States. It lies at the intersection of State Route 729 with Cox Road, 6 miles (9½ km) south of Sabina and 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Wilmington, the county seat of Clinton County.[1] It lies between the headwaters of the Middle Fork of Lees Creek, to the southeast,[1] and the Anderson Fork of Caesar Creek.[2] Although it is unincorporated, it had a post office, with the ZIP code of 45138. The Post Office closed in 2012 and the town, including East Clinton High School, now carries a Sabina mailing address.[3]

Lees Creek is home to East Clinton Middle School and East Clinton High School.[4][5]

History[edit]

Lees Creek was originally called Centerville, and under the latter name was laid out in 1816.[6] A post office called Lees Creek has been in operation since 1819.[7] The present name comes from nearby Lees Creek.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 76. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  2. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 66. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ East Clinton High School, East Clinton Local School District, 2007. Accessed 2007-09-03.
  5. ^ East Clinton Middle School, East Clinton Local School District, 2007. Accessed 2007-09-03.
  6. ^ a b Brown, Albert J. (1915). History of Clinton County, Ohio: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 321. 
  7. ^ "Clinton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 

Coordinates: 39°25′12″N 83°38′58″W / 39.42000°N 83.64944°W / 39.42000; -83.64944