Johnstown, Ohio

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Johnstown is a village in Licking County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,440 at the 2000 census.

Johnstown was the home of William A. Ashbrook, an American businessman, newspaper publisher, and Democratic politician from Ohio.



The Village of Johnstown is part of a four thousand acre (16 km²) tract of land deeded to John Brown, a revolutionary soldier, by President Adams for military services in 1800. Brown sold the property in 1810 for $2.50 per acre to Dr. Oliver Bigelow. Dr. Bigelow laid out and incorporated the village of Johnstown, donating the streets, alleys and the town square. In 1926 a nearly complete skeleton of a mastodon was found, and subsequently sold to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.[3]


Johnstown is located at 40°8′57″N 82°41′12″W / 40.14917°N 82.68667°W / 40.14917; -82.68667 (40.149075, -82.686710)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,440 people, 1,396 households, and 932 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,643.0 people per square mile (635.5/km²). There were 1,453 housing units at an average density of 694.0/sq mi (268.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.49% White, 0.15% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

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