Roundhead, Ohio

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Aerial view of Roundhead
Location of Roundhead, Ohio

Roundhead is an unincorporated community in southeastern Roundhead Township, Hardin County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43346.[1] Located at an altitude of 1,004 feet (306 m),[2] it sits at the intersection of State Routes 117, 235, and 385, 2¾ mile (4½ km) north of the northeast corner of Indian Lake and 13 miles (24 km) southwest of the city of Kenton,[3] the county seat of Hardin County.[4] Despite Roundhead's proximity to Indian Lake and the Great Miami River, which flows out of it to the Ohio River at Cincinnati,[5] the community is drained by the headwaters of the Scioto River, which meets the Ohio River at Portsmouth.[6]

History[edit]

Along State Routes 117 and 235 in the southern part of Roundhead.

The first Euro-American settlement at Roundhead was made in 1832 on the site of a former Wyandot Indian village.[7] The community is named for the Wyandot chief Roundhead.[8] During its history, the community has also been referred to as "Round Head," "Round Heads," "Round Headstown," and "Roundheads Town."[2] A post office has been in operation at Roundhead since 1837.[9]

An archaeological site, the Zimmerman Kame, is located in the Roundhead vicinity; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[10]

Community[edit]

Besides its post office, the community includes a Park, a volunteer fire department,[11] and two cemeteries.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Roundhead, Ohio
  3. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 46. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, pp. 56, 74. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  6. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 85. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  7. ^ Kohler, Minnie Ichler (1910). A Twentieth Century History of Hardin County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Principal Interests,. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 186.
  8. ^ The History of Hardin County, Ohio. Warner Beers & Company. 1883. p. 254.
  9. ^ "Hardin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  10. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  11. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Roundhead Volunteer Fire Department
  12. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Old Roundhead Cemetery
  13. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: New Roundhead Cemetery

Coordinates: 40°33′34″N 83°50′07″W / 40.55944°N 83.83528°W / 40.55944; -83.83528