Freeburg is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Stark County, in the U.S. state of Ohio.[1]

History

Freeburg was platted in 1842.[2] Lack of railroad facilities inhibited the town's growth.[3] A post office called Freeburgh was established in 1855, the name was changed to Freeburg in 1894, and the post office closed in 1906.[4]

The Freeburg Cemetery (Latitude: 40.83572, Longitude: -81.14527) is also known as the Church of the Brethren Cemetery.[5]

Geography

The community is located 6 miles east from OH-44 in Louisville, Ohio by OH-153 near the intersection of Beechwood Avenue Northeast (CR-105). The highest point in Stark County is located south of the community in Paris Township.

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Freeburg, Ohio
  2. ^ Lehman, John H. (1916). A Standard History of Stark County, Ohio: An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with Particular Attention to the Modern Era in the Commercial, Industrial, Civic and Social Development. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 78.
  3. ^ Perrin, William Henry (1881). History of Stark County: With an Outline Sketch of Ohio. Baskin & Battey. p. 588.
  4. ^ "Stark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 25 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  5. ^ Find-a-Grave: Freeburg Cemetery, accessed February 2018.

Coordinates: 40°50′2″N 81°8′52″W / 40.83389°N 81.14778°W / 40.83389; -81.14778