De Graff, Ohio

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De Graff is a village located in Logan County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,212 at the 2000 census.

A branch of the Logan County District Library serves the De Graff community.

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Name

Different sources format the community's name in several different ways: besides the official De Graff, the name has been rendered De Graft, DeGraff, Degraff, and Degraft.[4]

Moody murders

In May 2005, the community was stunned to learn a senior from Riverside High School (located in the village), Scott Moody, had gone on a murder spree through two residences outside of Bellefontaine, Ohio. He killed his maternal grandparents, his mother, girlfriend, classmate, and attempted to kill his sister (Stacy Moody, the lone survivor) before turning the weapon upon himself. The story made national headlines, and many national news agencies were present for the aftermath.[5]

Geography

De Graff is located at 40°18′41″N 83°54′55″W / 40.311345°N 83.915290°W / 40.311345; -83.915290.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.2 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,212 people, 479 households, and 329 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,414.4 people per square mile (544.1/km2). There were 515 housing units at an average density of 601.0/sq mi (231.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.67% White, 0.17% African American and 0.17% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

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