Place:Winesburg, Holmes, Ohio, United States


Alt namesWeinsburgsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39020562
Weinsburghsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39020562
Winesburghsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39020562
Coordinates40.6°N 81.683°W
Located inHolmes, Ohio, United States
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Winesburg is an unincorporated community in southwestern Paint Township, Holmes County, Ohio, United States. The town sits on the crest of a hill in the Amish country of Ohio, with a quaint downtown containing antique shops. It lies along U.S. Route 62.

The town was founded in 1829 and originally named Weinsberg, after Weinsberg in Germany. The spelling was changed to Winesburg by postal authorities in 1833 when a post office was opened there.

It is not the setting of the novel Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson, a collection of inter-related fictional short stories about citizens of a small town set in the early 20th century. (Clyde, Ohio, is the town that Sherwood Anderson grew up in, and is the basis for Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio.)

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