Caldwell, Ohio

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Caldwell is a village located along the West Fork of Duck Creek in Noble County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,956 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Noble County[3].



The village is named for Joseph and Samuel Caldwell, its original landowners [4].

Caldwell is the location of the Thorla-McKee Well, believed to be the first oil-producing well in North America.

While passing through an area of thunderstorms and turbulence over Ohio early in the morning of 3 September 1925, the airship USS Shenandoah was torn apart and crashed in several pieces near Caldwell.


Caldwell is located at 39°44′51″N 81°30′58″W / 39.7475°N 81.51611°W / 39.7475; -81.51611 (39.747404, -81.516156)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,956 people, 831 households, and 480 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,998.2 people per square mile (770.6/km²). There were 887 housing units at an average density of 906.1/sq mi (349.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.13% White, 0.15% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.31% Asian, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.10% of the population.

There were 831 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 39.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.86.

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