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


McDonaldsville was platted in 1829, and supposedly was named for a general in the Revolutionary War named McDonald whom the founder admired.[2] Lack of railroad facilities inhibited the town's early growth.[3] A post office called McDonaldsville was established in 1852, and remained in operation until 1906.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: McDonaldsville, Ohio
  2. ^ Perrin, William Henry (1881). History of Stark County: With an Outline Sketch of Ohio. Baskin & Battey. p. 546.
  3. ^ 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. 73.
  4. ^ "Stark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved January 21, 2016.

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