Place:Pandora, Putnam, Ohio, United States

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NamePandora
TypeVillage
Coordinates40.947°N 83.96°W
Located inPutnam, Ohio, United States
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Pandora is a village in Putnam County, Ohio, United States, located on the Riley Creek. The village is located at the site of a glacier-formed beach that no longer exists, being part of the reason why there is sandy soil outside of town. In 1832, Thomas Gray became the first settler of the area. Pandora prospered because it was the main stop for travelers,mostly rich travelers such as doctors and lawyers, between Findlay and Kalida. Pandora was originally named Columbia and later changed to Pendleton in 1850. After finding out there was another town of the same name,it was renamed to Pandora,what it is known as today. Pandora was once possibly Ohio's largest industrial area until several fires burned down the business district of Pandora numerous times. Now Pandora is known as "The Garden Spot of Ohio" because the community harvests several crops more than anywhere else in the state. 2012 will mark the 180th anniversary of Riley Township -The population was 1,153 at the 2010 census.

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