Harrisburg, Ohio

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Harrisburg is a village in Franklin and Pickaway counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 332 at the 2000 census.

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History

Harrisburg was founded in 1836 by Joseph Chenowith and surveyed and platted by Frederick Cole. Prior to the laying out of the village, the area was known as Darby Cross Roads.[3]

Prior to the establishment of the village of Harrisburg a post office named Big Darby Post Office had been established on March 13, 1834, and the name was changed to Harrisburgh Post Office on February 18, 1835. The post office was for some reason, unknown at this time, discontinued or decommissioned on August 26, 1836, but quickly re-established on October 21, 1836. The spelling was officially changed to "Harrisburg" on March 30, 1893.[4]

From the outset in 1836 Harrisburg was known as a lively village. In 1836 it held about thirty families, by 1858 the population had grown to one hundred and fifteen, by 1900 to around two hundred, and in 1908 the population was estimated at three hundred.[3]

Geography

Harrisburg is located at 39°48′39″N 83°10′15″W / 39.81083°N 83.17083°W / 39.81083; -83.17083 (39.810729, -83.170728)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 332 people, 134 households, and 103 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,330.2 people per square mile (1,281.9/km²). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 1,424.4/sq mi (548.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.69% White, 0.30% African American, 0.90% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

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