Mount Gilead, Ohio

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Mount Gilead is a village in Morrow County, Ohio, United States.

Mount Gilead's population was 3,290 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Morrow County and the center of population of Ohio[3].[1] The village was established in 1832, eight years after white settlers arrived in the region. Before their arrival, the forest was a hunting area for the Shawnee tribe.

Located in the center of the village is Morrow County's historic World War I Victory Memorial Shaft, unique in the United States, and Mount Gilead State Park is nearby on State Route 95. Other areas drawing tourism include the Amish farms, shops and stores east of Mount Gilead, near Chesterville and Johnsville. Mount Gilead is also home to the Morrow County Hospital.

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History

Four properties in Mount Gilead are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the floral hall at the county fairgrounds, Levering Hall, the Morrow County Courthouse, and the James S. Trimble House.[4] Levering Hall in particular is distinguished by its ornate Italianate architecture and its place as the center of community life for several decades.[5]

Geography

Mount Gilead is located at 40°33′8″N 82°49′54″W / 40.55222°N 82.83167°W / 40.55222; -82.83167 (40.552090, -82.831587)[6]. Its elevation is 1,081 feet above sea level.

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