Place:Piketon, Pike, Ohio, United States

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NamePiketon
Alt namesJeffersonsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39014020
Millers Banksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39014020
TypeVillage
Coordinates39.068°N 83.009°W
Located inPike, Ohio, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Mound Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Piketon is a village in Pike County, Ohio, United States, along the Scioto River. The village is best known for the uranium enrichment plant located there (one of only three such plants in the United States). The population was 2,181 at the 2010 census. Originally called Jefferson, it was the county seat of Pike County 1815–1845, when it was decided by James Emmitt, a wealthy local entrepreneur, to move the county seat to Waverly due to its closer proximity to the then new Ohio & Erie Canal. It is the location of the Pike County Fairgrounds, and is served by the Scioto Valley School District.

Perhaps the best-known historic resident of Piketon was Robert Lucas, the governor of Ohio and territorial governor of Iowa. Around 1824, Lucas built a large brick house two miles east of Piketon, named Friendly Grove, which became an center of local political activity.

Piketon is served by the Western and Piketon branches of the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library.

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