Ansonia, Ohio

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Ansonia is a village in Darke County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,145 at the 2000 census.

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History

Ansonia was founded in 1845 under the name of "Dallas." The village initially grew slowly; significant expansion only came after the coming of a railroad in 1852.[3]:568 Because dense swamps hindered settlement in the vicinity,[3]:566 woodland was plentiful, and Ansonia became a center of manufacturing for hardwood products.[3]:568 In 1873, the residents replaced their old school with a substantial two-story building at a cost of ten thousand dollars; this building was the first home of Ansonia High School, which was founded in that year. In turn, this building was demolished and a replacement erected in 1903. Another prominent structure in the village was a mausoleum; built of marble in 1911, it was the first mausoleum in Darke County.[3]:569

In its early decades, Ansonia was heavily influenced by Freemasonry. The community's first lodge was chartered on October 21, 1874 with a membership of sixteen; in its first forty years, this lodge expanded nearly eightfold. An IOOF lodge was instituted on June 18, 1875 with sixteen members; it grew nearly sevenfold in its first forty years. Sixteen women in the community founded a chapter of the Daughters of Rebekah in 1894, and a lodge of the Knights of Pythias was also established in the village.[3]:569

Geography

Ansonia is located at 40°12′48″N 84°38′17″W / 40.21333°N 84.63806°W / 40.21333; -84.63806 (40.213200, -84.637978)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.94%) is water. It is approximately 6 miles north of the county seat of Greenville.

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