Loudonville, Ohio

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Loudonville is a village in Ashland and Holmes counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 2,906 at the 2000 census. Loudonville is nicknamed the "Canoe Capital of Ohio" for the many canoe liveries along the Mohican River. It is also home to Mohican State Park and Mohican-Memorial State Forest and Landoll's Mohican Castle.



Loudonville was founded on August 6, 1814, by James Louden Priest.

Loudonville was the long-time (1913–96) home of The Flxible Company, a manufacturer of motorcycle sidecars, commercial cars (hearses, ambulances, and flower cars), intercity coaches, and city-transit coaches. During World War II, Flxible interrupted its normal production and built instead a variety of war goods. A part of the former Flxible plant is now in use as a parts depot and service point for the Motor Coach Industries.


Loudonville is located at 40°38′9″N 82°13′59″W / 40.63583°N 82.23306°W / 40.63583; -82.23306 (40.635850, -82.232959)[3], along the Black Fork of the Mohican River.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²), of which 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²) is land, and 0.40% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,906 people, 1,189 households, and 763 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,168.8 people per square mile (450.6/km²). There were 1,264 housing units at an average density of 508.4/sq mi (196.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.93% White, 0.03% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

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