Orwell, Ohio

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Orwell is a village in Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,519 at the 2000 census. It is the birthplace of General Adna Chaffee, and of Russell Allen, as of 2006 the oldest living American Olympic cyclist.

Orwell is also the location of the King Training Camp, owned by boxing promotor Don King. The facility, housed on State Route 45 South, often features famous boxers as well as up-and-coming fighters under King's promotional umbrella. In May 2006, the KTC hosted former undisputed welterweight champion Cory Spinks as he trained for his comeback fight against another Don King-backed fighter, IBF super welterweight champ Roman Karmazin.



Orwell is located at 41°31′54″N 80°51′34″W / 41.53167°N 80.85944°W / 41.53167; -80.85944 (41.531648, -80.859488)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,519 people, 618 households, and 378 families residing in the village. The population density was 913.0 people per square mile (353.3/km²). There were 660 housing units at an average density of 396.7/sq mi (153.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.98% White, 1.25% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population. 20.6% were of German, 12.8% Irish, 9.7% English, 8.7% Polish, 8.3% American, 7.1% Italian and 5.7% Hungarian ancestry according to Census 2000.

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