Okolona, Ohio

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Location of Okolona, Ohio
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Okolona is an unincorporated community in southwestern Napoleon Township, Henry County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43550.[1] It is located along County Road 17-D a short distance southeast of U.S. Route 24.

History[edit]

Okolona was originally called Oakland Station, and under the latter name had its start in the 1860s as a station on the Wabash Railroad.[2] There being another Oakland in the state, the town's name was changed to the invented name of Okolona in order to avoid repetition.[3] A post office called Okolona has been in operation since 1866.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  2. ^ Aldrich, Lewis Cass (1888). History of Henry and Fulton Counties, Ohio. D. Mason & Company. p. 221. 
  3. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 103. 
  4. ^ "Henry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 

Coordinates: 41°21′19″N 84°13′04″W / 41.35528°N 84.21778°W / 41.35528; -84.21778