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Frazeysburg, Ohio
Third Street
Third Street
Location of Frazeysburg, Ohio
Location of Frazeysburg, Ohio
Location of Frazeysburg in Muskingum County
Location of Frazeysburg in Muskingum County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Muskingum
Township Jackson
 • Total 1.03 sq mi (2.66 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.66 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
751 ft (229 m)
 • Total 1,326
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,281.40/sq mi (494.89/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 740 Exchange: 828
FIPS code 39-28574
GNIS feature ID 1064677

Frazeysburg is a village in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States, along Wakatomika Creek. The population was 1,326 at the 2010 census.

Frazeysburg is home to the world's largest apple basket, which is located on the Longaberger homestead.


Frazeysburg was originally called Knoxville, and under the latter name was laid out in 1827. The town site was sold in 1828 to Samuel Frazey, and named for him. A post office called Frazeysburg has been in operation since 1837. The village was incorporated in 1868.


Frazeysburg is located at 40°7′6″N 82°7′5″W / 40.11833°N 82.11806°W / 40.11833; -82.11806 (40.118289, -82.118082).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.92 square miles (2.38 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 325
1880 484 48.9%
1890 610 26.0%
1900 730 19.7%
1910 614 −15.9%
1920 667 8.6%
1930 679 1.8%
1940 640 −5.7%
1950 689 7.7%
1960 842 22.2%
1970 941 11.8%
1980 1,025 8.9%
1990 1,165 13.7%
2000 1,201 3.1%
2010 1,326 10.4%
2019 (est.) 1,316 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,326 people, 525 households, and 369 families living in the village. The population density was 1,441.3 inhabitants per square mile (556.5/km2). There were 592 housing units at an average density of 643.5 per square mile (248.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.6% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 525 households, of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.7% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the village was 35.4 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.5% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

Community organizations

Frazeysburg residents are very active in various community organizations.

The Frazeysburg Revitalization Association, founded in 1999, is composed of members who seek to revitalize the community through beautification projects, creation and expansion of community venues such as the new Frew Memorial Park and growth of the local economy through the promotion of new businesses into the area. The Association sponsored the creation of the Frew Memorial Park Board, to oversee the creation of Frew Memorial Park. The Association has also sponsored the creation of the Frazeysburg Community Center Committee to oversee the transformation of the old Frazeysburg Elementary School into a Community and Business Center. The Community Center opened at the beginning of September 2008 and closed in September 2012 due to lack of funds to heat the building. The community center contained the Frazeyburg Library - which was an all volunteer effort.


Frazeysburg is located in the Tri-Valley Local School District, with children attending school in Frazeysburg for grade school and schools in Dresden for intermediate and high school.

The original Frazeysburg High School building was built in the early 1900s, with the sports teams known as the Red Raiders (thus the reason state route 16 in northwest Muskingum County is named Raiders Road). The school was renamed Frazeysburg-Nashport High School after the closure of Nashport High School due to the creation of Dillon Lake. In 1966, Frazeysburg-Nashport High School merged with Jefferson High School and Adamsville High School to form Tri-Valley High School, which was constructed in Dresden. The old high school building in Frazeysburg then served many years as a junior high school for students from Nashport, Frazeysburg, and Dresden. It then served as an Intermediate School, containing fifth and sixth graders. The old high school was torn down in August 2008, with a time capsule being discovered in the building.

Notable people

  • Gilbert Van Tassel Hamilton - psychiatrist
  • Milton C. Whitaker - chemist, born in Frazeysburg
  • Melvin Mayfield - recipient of the US Medal of Honor - for his actions in World War II.

See also

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