Lucasville, Ohio

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Lucasville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Scioto County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,588 at the 2000 census. The village of Lucasville was laid out by Captain John Lucas in June 1819 and recorded August 7, 1819. Captain Lucas built the first tavern in the village and kept it until his death in 1825. His house for a long time was headquarters for the Democratic leaders of Southern Ohio.[3]

Lucasville is the location of the Scioto County Fairgrounds. In addition, the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Ohio's only maximum security prison and the location of Ohio's death house where death row inmates are executed, is located just outside Lucasville.

Lucasville is served by the Portsmouth Public Library as well as the Valley Local School District and Northwest Local School District



Lucasville is located at 38°52′49″N 82°59′40″W / 38.88028°N 82.99444°W / 38.88028; -82.99444 (38.880234, -82.994439)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.57%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,588 people, 589 households, and 448 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 631.4 people per square mile (243.3/km²). There were 672 housing units at an average density of 267.2/sq mi (103.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.10% White, 0.13% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

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