Walnut Creek, Ohio

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Walnut Creek, Ohio
Census-designated place
Walnut Creek is located in Ohio
Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek is located in the US
Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek
Coordinates: 40°32′29″N 81°43′18″W / 40.54139°N 81.72167°W / 40.54139; -81.72167Coordinates: 40°32′29″N 81°43′18″W / 40.54139°N 81.72167°W / 40.54139; -81.72167
Country United States
State Ohio
County Holmes
Township Walnut Creek
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,190 ft (360 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 878
 • Density 395/sq mi (152.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44687
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-80612
GNIS feature ID 1065448

Walnut Creek is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in central Walnut Creek Township, Holmes County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 878.[1]

Located in an area with a large Amish population, Walnut Creek is a popular location for tourists.[2]

History[edit]

Walnut Creek was laid out in 1826.[3]

Geography[edit]

Walnut Creek is in eastern Holmes County, sitting atop a 200-foot-high (61 m) ridge between Goose Creek to the north and Walnut Creek to the south. It is part of the Tuscarawas River watershed.

It lies at the intersection of State Routes 39 and 515. Route 39 leads west 11 miles (18 km) to Millersburg, the Holmes county seat, and east 17 miles (27 km) to New Philadelphia, while Route 515 leads north 6 miles (10 km) to Winesburg.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Walnut Creek CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2), of which 1.1 acres (4,467 m2), or 0.08%, are water.[1]

Education[edit]

East Holmes Local Schools operates Walnut Creek Elementary School in the community.[4]

Walnut Creek has a public library, a branch of the Holmes County District Public Library.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Walnut Creek CDP, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 9, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Walnut Creek Ohio". VisitWalnutCreek.com. Retrieved September 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 138. 
  4. ^ "Walnut Creek Elementary". East Holmes Local Schools. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  5. ^ "Hours and locations". Holmes County District Public Library. Retrieved 25 February 2018.