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Byesville, Ohio
Village
West Main Street, c. 1910
West Main Street, c. 1910
Nickname(s): 
Bye's Mill
Location of Byesville, Ohio
Location of Byesville, Ohio
Location of Byesville in Guernsey County
Location of Byesville in Guernsey County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Guernsey
Township Jackson
Incorporated 1882
Established 1856
Area
 • Total 1.21 sq mi (3.12 km2)
 • Land 1.20 sq mi (3.10 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
817 ft (249 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,438
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,352
 • Density 1,963.27/sq mi (757.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43723
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-10716
GNIS feature ID 1056747

Byesville is a village in Guernsey County, Ohio, United States, along Wills Creek. The population was 2,438 at the 2010 census.

History

Byesville was platted in 1856, and named for Jonathan Bye, the owner of a mill. The village was incorporated in 1881.

Geography

Byesville is located at 39°58′8″N 81°32′28″W / 39.96889°N 81.54111°W / 39.96889; -81.54111 (39.968985, -81.541087).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.19 square miles (3.08 km2), all land. Byesville is drained by Wills Creek.

The village is crossed by Interstate 77, Ohio State Route 209, Ohio State Route 821 and Interstate 70, about two miles north of the village.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 35
1870 25
1890 789
1900 1,267 60.6%
1910 3,156 149.1%
1920 2,775 −12.1%
1930 2,638 −4.9%
1940 2,418 −8.3%
1950 2,236 −7.5%
1960 2,447 9.4%
1970 2,097 −14.3%
1980 2,572 22.7%
1990 2,435 −5.3%
2000 2,574 5.7%
2010 2,438 −5.3%
2019 (est.) 2,352 −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,438 people, 1,027 households, and 673 families living in the village. The population density was 2,048.7 inhabitants per square mile (791.0/km2). There were 1,105 housing units at an average density of 928.6 per square mile (358.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 1,027 households, of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the village was 39.2 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

Economy

Plastech operated a manufacturing plant in Byesville until late June 2008.

Education

Byesville is within the Rolling Hills School District. Students attend Meadowbrook High School. Byesville has a public library, a branch of the Guernsey County Public Library.

Notable people

  • Dom Capers, NFL defensive coordinator and head coach
  • Herbert F. Christian, soldier, Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Dzvinia Orlowsky, poet, translator, editor and professor
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