Torch, Ohio

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Torch is an unincorporated community in Athens County, in the U.S. state of Ohio.[1]


Torch had its start when the railroad was extended to that point.[2] According to tradition, the community was named for the fact local churchgoers carried torches.[3] A post office called Torch was established in 1851, and remained in operation until 2002.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Torch, Ohio
  2. ^ History of Hocking Valley, Ohio: together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships. Chicago: Inter-State Pub. Co. 1883. p. 661.
  3. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 134.
  4. ^ "Athens County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 January 2016.

Coordinates: 39°14′22″N 81°44′56″W / 39.23944°N 81.74889°W / 39.23944; -81.74889