East Palestine, Ohio

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East Palestine is a city in Unity Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, United States, near the border with Pennsylvania. The population was 4,917 at the 2000 census.

The town was founded in 1828 and incorporated as a city in 1875. Nearby clay pits supported a pottery industry; the W. S. George Pottery Company was formed in 1909 from the East Palestine Pottery Company and operated in the town until the 1950s. Formerly, East Palestine was called Mechanicsburg, but was changed to "East Palestine" as part of a religious nomenclature in that area such as New Galilee, Pennsylvania, Enon Valley, Pennsylvania, etc. Mechanicsburg is today a name given a village in Champaign County, Ohio, near the opposite border of the state from East Palestine.



East Palestine is located at 40°50′7″N 80°32′31″W / 40.83528°N 80.54194°W / 40.83528; -80.54194 (40.835238, -80.541975)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,917 people, 1,975 households, and 1,384 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,772.1 people per square mile (685.4/km²). There were 2,108 housing units at an average density of 759.7/sq mi (293.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.47% White, 0.37% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

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