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Leesville, Ohio
—  Village  —
Entering Leesville
Location of Leesville, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°27′4″N 81°12′38″W / 40.45111, -81.21056Coordinates: 40°27′4″N 81°12′38″W / 40.45111, -81.21056
Country United States
State Ohio
County Carroll
Area[1]
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 997 ft (304 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 158
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 157
 • Density 607.7/sq mi (234.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44639
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-42518[5]
GNIS feature ID 1064981[2]

Leesville is a village in Carroll County, Ohio, United States. The population was 158 at the 2010 census. It is part of the CantonMassillon Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[]

Leesville was platted August 1, 1812, as Leesburg in what was then One Leg Township, Tuscarawas County, by Thomas Price and Peter Saunders. By the 1820 census it had 131 residents.[6][7] By 1880, the population was 408, mostly involved in farming and coal mining, and the post office was named Leesville to avoid confusion with a Leesburg in Highland county.[8] At some later point the village name was changed.

Eckley and Perry state of Leesville: “It was one of the stations on the Underground Railroad, and in those days its little public hall at times was visited by such bright and shining abolition lights as William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Wendell Phillips, Parker Pillsbury.”[7]

Geography[]

Leesville is located along Conotton Creek at 40°27′4″N 81°12′38″W / 40.45111, -81.21056 (40.451249, -81.210453).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.[1]

Leesville is on State Route 212 near the terminus of State Route 164.

The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway previously the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad passes.

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 131
1880 408
1890 373 −8.6%
1900 269 −27.9%
1910 194 −27.9%
1920 198 2.1%
1930 196 −1.0%
1940 212 8.2%
1950 297 40.1%
1960 287 −3.4%
1970 221 −23.0%
1990 156
2000 184 17.9%
2010 158 −14.1%
[10]

2010 census[]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 158 people, 66 households, and 49 families residing in the village. The population density was 607.7 inhabitants per square mile (234.6 /km2). There were 78 housing units at an average density of 300.0 per square mile (115.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.5% White and 2.5% from two or more races.

There were 66 households of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.8% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.61.

The median age in the village was 46.3 years. 19.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 25.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 184 people, 71 households, and 52 families residing in the village. The population density was 715.9 people per square mile (273.2/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 299.6 per square mile (114.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.46% White and 0.54% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 71 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $35,750. Males had a median income of $22,321 versus $16,125 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,351. None of the families and 0.5% of the population were living below the poverty line.

Education[]

Public education in the village of Leesville is provided by the Conotton Valley Union Local School District.

Notable residents[]

  • Earl Blackburn - Major League Baseball Catcher

References[]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/files/Gaz_places_national.txt. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/popest/data/cities/totals/2012/SUB-EST2012.html. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Mansfield, J.B. (1884). The History of Tuscarawas County. Warner, Beers & Co.. p. 370. http://books.google.com/books?id=5DguAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=history+tuscarawas+county&cd=1#v=onepage&q=&f=false. 
  7. ^ a b Eckley, H.J.; Perry, W.T. (1921). History of Carroll and Harrison Counties. The Lewis Publishing Co.. p. 195. http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Carroll/Carroll1921Index.htm. 
  8. ^ Howe, Henry (1907). Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Centennial Edition. The State of Ohio. p. 363. http://books.google.com/books?id=OXIOAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=henry+howe&cd=2#v=onepage&q=&f=false. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ census data: 1820 : Mansfield, J.B. (1884). The History of Tuscarawas County. Warner, Beers & Co.. p. 370. http://books.google.com/books?id=5DguAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA370.  , 1880 : Howe, Henry (1907). Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Centennial Edition. The State of Ohio. p. 363. http://books.google.com/books?id=OXIOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA359.  , 1890,1900 : Hunt, William C. (1901). Population of the United States by states and territories, counties, and minor Civil Divisions, as returned at the Twelfth Census: 1900. United States Census Printing Office. p. 306. http://books.google.com/books?id=Pnk9AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA306.  , 1910, 1920, 1930 : 1930 page 40 , 1940, 1950 : 1950 page 14 , 1960 : 1960 page 16 , 1970 : 1970 page 124 , 1990: 1990 , 2000 : 2000


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