Nova, Ohio

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Location of Nova, Ohio

Nova is an unincorporated community in central Troy Township, Ashland County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 44859.[1] It lies at the intersection of U.S. Route 224 with State Route 511.


Nova was originally Troy Center, and under the latter name was founded in 1851.[2] A post office called Nova has been in operation since 1851.[3]

The last known living apple tree planted by Johnny Appleseed can be found in Nova.[4] The tree produces tart green apples which are used for making applesauce, baking and producing hard cider.


  1. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  2. ^ Baughman, Abraham J. (1909). History of Ashland County, Ohio. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 175–176. 
  3. ^ "Ashland County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Leavell, Chuck; Welch, Mary (2001). Forever Green: The History and Hope of the American Forest. Mercer University Press. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-86554-900-5. 

Coordinates: 41°01′44″N 82°18′17″W / 41.02889°N 82.30472°W / 41.02889; -82.30472