Leesville, Ohio

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Leesville is a village in Carroll County, Ohio, United States. The population was 184 at the 2000 census. It is part of the CantonMassillon Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Leesville was platted August 1, 1812, as Leesburg in what was then One Leg Township, Tuscarawas County, by Thomas Price and Peter Saunders. By the 1820 census it had 131 residents.[3][4] By 1880, the population was 408, mostly involved in farming and coal mining, and the post office was named Leesville to avoid confusion with a Leesburg in Highland county[5]. At some later point the village name was changed.

Eckley and Perry state of Leesville: “It was one of the stations on the Underground Railroad, and in those days its little public hall at times was visited by such bright and shining abolition lights as William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Wendell Phillips, Parker Pillsbury.”[4]

Geography

Leesville is located along Conotton Creek at 40°27′4″N 81°12′38″W / 40.45111°N 81.21056°W / 40.45111; -81.21056 (40.451249, -81.210453)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.

Leesville is on State Route 212 near the terminus of State Route 164.

The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway previously the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad passes.

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