Fort Recovery, Ohio

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Fort Recovery is a village in Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,273 at the 2000 census. The village is near the location of Fort Recovery, first established in 1793 under orders from General Anthony Wayne.

Fort Recovery was a stop along the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad that connected Pittsburgh to Chicago and St. Louis.



Fort Recovery is located at 40°24′44″N 84°46′40″W / 40.412156°N 84.777641°W / 40.412156; -84.777641.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km2), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (2.04%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,273 people, 508 households, and 353 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,324.9 people per square mile (512.0/km2). There were 536 housing units at an average density of 557.8/sq mi (215.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.74% White, 0.08% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.55% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 508 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.

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