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. Inhabitants such as Derek Wilfong often frequent this small town to claim fame to the legend of the "Chevy" the small mouth bass in lake Ashland.


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