New Rumley, Ohio

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Location of New Rumley, Ohio

New Rumley is an unincorporated community in central Rumley Township, Harrison County, Ohio, United States. It is famous for being the birthplace of George Armstrong Custer.

Custer Memorial in New Rumley

The Custer Memorial by Erwin Frey is located along State Route 646 on Rumley's west side. The memorial, consisting of a statue and an exhibit pavilion with information about his life, is located at the site of his birthplace, of which only the foundations remain.[1] The memorial is maintained by the Ohio Historical Society.

Although it is unincorporated, the community has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43984.[2] It lies near the villages of Scio and Jewett.

History[edit]

New Rumley was platted in 1813.[3] A post office was established at New Rumley in 1820.[4] The post office was discontinued in 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OHS — Places — Custer Memorial, Ohio Historical Society, 2007-06-13. Accessed 2007-10-24.
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  3. ^ Hanna, Charles Augustus (1900). Historical Collections of Harrison County, in the State of Ohio. p. 114. 
  4. ^ "Harrison County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Postmaster Finder". United States Postal Service. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 

Coordinates: 40°24′06″N 81°01′51″W / 40.40167°N 81.03083°W / 40.40167; -81.03083