Rossburg, Ohio

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Rossburg is a village in Darke County, Ohio, United States. The population was 224 at the 2000 census.

Rossburg is home to the Eldora Speedway, a half-mile clay oval race track.

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History

Rossburg was platted by John G. Ross in 1868.[3] In its early years, the community was also known as "Hagerman"; under this name a post office was established in the community on December 19, 1883, and it operated under this name until November 4, 1905.[4] The village was very small until a period of growth began circa 1883, when a predecessor of the Cincinnati, Jackson and Mackinaw Railroad built a railroad line through Rossburg.[3]

Geography

Rossburg is located at 40°16′50″N 84°38′21″W / 40.28056°N 84.63917°W / 40.28056; -84.63917 (40.280603, -84.639240)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 224 people, 86 households, and 62 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,600.2 people per square mile (617.8/km²). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 635.8/sq mi (245.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.11% White, 0.45% Native American, 0.45% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 86 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.16.

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