Gnadenhutten, Ohio

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Gnadenhutten is a village located on the Tuscarawas River in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States and is Ohio's oldest existing settlement. The population was 1,280 at the 2000 census.

Gnadenhütten[3] (German: huts of grace, proper spelling without umlaut ü is Gnadenhuetten) was founded as a settlement of German Americans and Lenape Native Americans affiliated with the Moravian Church. This community remained neutral during the American Revolutionary War, but ninety-six of them were massacred in 1782 in the Gnadenhütten massacre by American revolutionaries in retaliation for raids carried out by other bands.



See the Gnadenhutten massacre.


Gnadenhutten is located at 40°21′39″N 81°25′54″W / 40.36083°N 81.43167°W / 40.36083; -81.43167 (40.360815, -81.431679)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,280 people, 513 households, and 377 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,281.7 people per square mile (494.2/km²). There were 539 housing units at an average density of 539.7/sq mi (208.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.45% White, 0.08% African American, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.

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