Ray, Ohio

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Location of Ray, Ohio

Ray is an unincorporated community in southeastern Harrison Township, Vinton County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 45672.[1] It is located along State Route 327 in western Vinton County.

History[edit]

Ray was originally called Raysville, and under the latter name was platted in 1853 by Moses Ray, and named for his family.[2] Another former variant name was Rays.[3] A post office was established under the name Rays in 1856, and the name was changed to Ray in 1893.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  2. ^ Family Heritage (1 January 1996). Vinton County, Ohio History and Families. Turner Publishing Company. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-56311-295-9. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ray, Ohio
  4. ^ "Vinton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 

Coordinates: 39°12′13″N 82°41′01″W / 39.20361°N 82.68361°W / 39.20361; -82.68361