Maynard, Ohio

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Location of Maynard, Ohio

Maynard is an unincorporated community located in western Colerain Township, Belmont County, Ohio, United States, along Wheeling Creek.[1] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43937.[2] Maynard is part of the Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The community is near the border with Wheeling Township and its sister community of Blainesville. Maynard is a part of the St. Clairsville-Richland City School District.

The origin of the name of Maynard is speculated toward Tennessee Representative Horace Maynard.[3]

Upon Maynard's growth from the late 1880s through the early 1910s, the community became a small bustling village within its valley perimeters. In 1916, statistics show Maynard to have approximately 1,588 adults and 259 children members at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and school.[4] As with most small towns around Belmont County, Ohio, a cultural identity encompassed the communal environment. Nearly one hundred years ago within Maynard alone, seven languages were commonly spoken including English, Polish, Slavish, German, French, Italian, and Hungarian; the predominate languages being English and Polish.

Maynard is also accredited for being the first town in Belmont County to have a bowling alley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1991. pp. 62–63. ISBN 0-89933-233-1. 
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  3. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 85. 
  4. ^ Centennial. Unknown: Taylor. 1989. pp. 20–26. 

Coordinates: 40°07′24″N 80°52′45″W / 40.12333°N 80.87917°W / 40.12333; -80.87917