River Styx, Ohio

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River Styx, Ohio
Unincorporated community
River Styx, Ohio is located in Ohio
River Styx, Ohio
River Styx, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°03′25″N 81°47′59″W / 41.05694°N 81.79972°W / 41.05694; -81.79972Coordinates: 41°03′25″N 81°47′59″W / 41.05694°N 81.79972°W / 41.05694; -81.79972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Medina
Elevation 1,020 ft (310 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 234 & 330
GNIS feature ID 1071119[1]

River Styx is an unincorporated community in Medina County, Ohio, United States.[1] River Styx is located 4.5 miles from Wadsworth and 6.5 miles from Medina.

A post office called River Styx was established in 1828, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[2] The community and the nearby Styx River derive their names from the Styx, a river in Greek mythology.[3] The gloomy character of a nearby swamp caused the name to be selected.[4] River Styx has been noted for its unusual place name.[5]

There is a cemetery that was established as a pioneer homestead graveyard in 1821.[6]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "River Styx, Ohio". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Medina County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 119. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ River Styx Cemetery
  7. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1948, Biographical Sketch of Marvin Rosenberry, pg. 12

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