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.


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]


  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