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


Justus had its start in 1872 when the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad was extended to that point.[2] The community was named after the local Justus family.[3] A post office called Justus was established in 1874, and remained in operation until 1964.[4]

Notable person

Benjamin Franklin Fairless, a steel executive, was raised in Justus.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Justus, 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. 77.
  3. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 67.
  4. ^ "Stark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  5. ^ John Fritz Medal Board (1948). The John Fritz Medal. The Board. p. 69. to send Benjamin off to his Uncle Jake and Aunt Sarah Fairless in near-by Justus, Ohio.

Coordinates: 40°42′9″N 81°34′48″W / 40.70250°N 81.58000°W / 40.70250; -81.58000