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Essex, Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Union
Elevation
945 ft (288 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43344
Area code(s) 740
GNIS feature ID 1083981

Essex is an unincorporated community on the east side of Rush Creek in the central part of Jackson Township, Union County, Ohio, United States. It is at 40°28′57″N 83°18′57″W / 40.48250°N 83.31583°W / 40.48250; -83.31583Coordinates: 40°28′57″N 83°18′57″W / 40.48250°N 83.31583°W / 40.48250; -83.31583, at the intersection of State Routes 37 and 739.

Essex was founded in the late 1830s. The Rush Creek Post Office was established in Essex on July 13, 1848. As of 1877, Essex contained two stores, a schoolhouse, and a sawmill. The Post Office changed its name to Rushcreek on November 3, 1894, and was discontinued on June 29, 1907. The mail service is now sent through the Richwood Post Office.

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