The History of Thurston

The History of Thurston (HMGH6)

Location: Lancaster, OH 43130 Fairfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 50.391', W 82° 32.713'

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Back in the late 1800's and early 1900's, Thurston was the railroad town which everybody knew. The town was the only place in southeast Ohio which a train could turn around 360 degrees and choose which track it would want to go on. Thurston had a huge train depot which served the New York Line, and hundreds of people would pass through each day. During the railroad times, Thurston also had numerous hotels and bars which were famous throughout Fairfield County. At the height of it's time the town also had a mill which packaged many goods which were shipped off to trade centers around the country. The town hall was a schoolhouse, along with the building beside it which was the high school. The town of Thurston has had a very booming history but has declined since the introduction of cars in the 1930's and 1940's and is now a quiet little town of around 500 people.

Dedicated in memory of Fred E. Reedy
HM NumberHMGH6
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 367790 N 4411124
Decimal Degrees39.83985000, -82.54521667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.391', W 82° 32.713'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 23.46" N, 82° 32' 42.78" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2215 E Main St, Lancaster OH 43130, US
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