Mount Sterling, Ohio

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Mount Sterling is a village in Madison County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,865 at the 2000 census. It is a part of the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Mount Sterling Public Library in 2005 loaned more than 57,000 items to its 3,000 cardholders. Total holdings in 2005 were over 37,000 volumes with over 30 periodical subscriptions.[3]

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Geography

Mount Sterling is located at 39°43′10″N 83°16′5″W / 39.71944°N 83.26806°W / 39.71944; -83.26806 (39.719528, -83.267999)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.

History

Mount Sterling was laid out in 1826 or 1828 by John J. Smith, Esq. of Mount Sterling, Kentucky, named after Smith's hometown, and recorded at London on June 26, 1829.[5] The Mount Sterling Post Office was established on June 8, 1830,[6] with Rowland Wilson as the first postmaster.[5] The post office was discontinued on November 15, 1831, but re-established on April 6, 1832.[6] The town was incorporated on March 12, 1845,[5] and the corporation limits expanded in 1873.[7] As of 1875, the community contained three churches, one bank, five dry goods stores, three grocery stores, two drug stores, one hotel, two harness shops, one hardware store, one stove store, two boot and shoe stores, two blacksmith shops, a carriage manufacturing company, one wagon shop, four physicians, and one flour mill.[7] As of 1915, the town was lighted by electricity, had a city waterworks, and contained two grain elevators, one opera house, one high school, one grade school, and multiple churches and stores.[5]

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