Cheshire, Ohio

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Cheshire (pronounced /ˈtʃɛʃər/)[3] is a village in Gallia County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 221 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Point Pleasant, WV–OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Beginnings

Charles Lysander Guthrie, fourth child of Truman Guthrie and Elizabeth Stone, married at Wellsville, Ohio, May 31, 1837, Almira Dunham, daughter of Amos Dunham and Laura Guthrie, Almira Dunham was born Nov. 20, 1812.

After his marriage, Charles Lysander Guthrie moved with his bride to what was called "Eight Mile Island," where he opened a store, bought some land, laid it off in town lots, sold them and called the place Cheshire. He built a flouring mill gave land for an academy and for a church. Energetic and thrifty, at the time the Civil War began he had considerable property, but due to the depreciation of money and other causes connected with the war, his circumstances became greatly reduced. He died in Cheshire, Ohio, Feb. 24, 1892; his widow, Almira, Aug. 22, 1896.

Geography

Cheshire is located at 38°56′44″N 82°06′43″W / 38.945520°N 82.111891°W / 38.945520; -82.111891.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) of it is land and 5.26% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 221 people, 93 households, and 59 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,201.2 people per square mile (474.0/km2). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 597.9/sq mi (236.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.19% White, 1.36% African American and 0.45% Native American.

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