Place:East Palestine, Columbiana, Ohio, United States

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NameEast Palestine
Alt namesMechanicsburgsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39005334
Palestinesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39005334
TypeCity
Coordinates40.835°N 80.542°W
Located inColumbiana, Ohio, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Unity Brick Church Cemetery
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East Palestine is a village in Columbiana County, Ohio, United States, near the Pennsylvania state line. The population was 4,721 at the 2010 census.

The town was founded in 1828 and incorporated as a city in 1875. Nearby clay pits supported a pottery industry; the W. S. George Pottery Company was formed in 1909 from the East Palestine Pottery Company and operated in the town until the 1950s. Formerly, East Palestine was called Mechanicsburg, but was changed to "East Palestine" as part of a religious nomenclature in that area such as New Galilee, Pennsylvania, Enon Valley, Pennsylvania, etc. Mechanicsburg is today a name given to a village in Champaign County, Ohio, near the opposite border of the state from East Palestine.

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