New Rochester, Wood County, Ohio

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New Rochester, Ohio
Unincorporated community
New Rochester, Ohio is located in Ohio
New Rochester, Ohio
New Rochester, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°21′45″N 83°30′27″W / 41.36250°N 83.50750°W / 41.36250; -83.50750Coordinates: 41°21′45″N 83°30′27″W / 41.36250°N 83.50750°W / 41.36250; -83.50750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wood
Elevation 666 ft (203 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 419 & 567
GNIS feature ID 1065135[1]

New Rochester is an unincorporated community in Wood County, Ohio, United States. New Rochester is located along U.S. Route 6 and Ohio State Route 199, 7.5 miles (12.1 km) east of Bowling Green.

History[edit]

New Rochester was originally called Freedom, and under the latter name was platted in 1835.[2] A post office called New Rochester was established in 1837, and remained in operation until 1903.[3] The present name may be derived from East Rochester, Ohio, the former home of an early settler.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: New Rochester, Wood County, Ohio
  2. ^ Leeson, Michael A. (1897). Commemorative Historical and Biographical Record of Wood County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, Early Settlement and Development. J.H. Beers & Company. p. 259. 
  3. ^ "Wood County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 99.