River Styx, Ohio
|River Styx, Ohio|
|Elevation||1,020 ft (310 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||234 & 330|
|GNIS feature ID||1071119|
A post office called River Styx was established in 1828, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905. The community and the nearby Styx River derive their names from the Styx, a river in Greek mythology. The gloomy character of a nearby swamp caused the name to be selected. River Styx has been noted for its unusual place name.
There is a cemetery that was established as a pioneer homestead graveyard in 1821.
- "River Styx, Ohio". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Medina County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
- History of Medina County and Ohio: Containing a History of the State of Ohio, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Baskin & Battey. 1881. p. 420.
- Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 119.
- Petras, Kathryn; Petras, Ross (18 December 2007). Unusually Stupid Americans: A Compendium of All-American Stupidity. Random House Publishing Group. p. 246. ISBN 978-0-307-41761-9.
- River Styx Cemetery
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1948, Biographical Sketch of Marvin Rosenberry, pg. 12
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