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Fredericksburg, Ohio
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Location of Fredericksburg, Ohio
Location of Fredericksburg, Ohio
Location within Wayne County
Location within Wayne County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wayne
Township Salt Creek
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
971 ft (296 m)
 • Total 423
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,279.50/sq mi (493.93/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-28616
GNIS feature ID 1061080

Fredericksburg is a village in Salt Creek Township, Wayne County, Ohio, United States. The population was 423 at the 2010 census.

Fredericksburg was platted in 1824 by Jacob Frederick, and named for him.


Fredericksburg is located at 40°40′38″N 81°52′12″W / 40.67722°N 81.87000°W / 40.67722; -81.87000 (40.677129, -81.870131).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 573
1860 590 3.0%
1870 539 −8.6%
1880 550 2.0%
1890 600 9.1%
1900 511 −14.8%
1910 507 −0.8%
1920 480 −5.3%
1930 483 0.6%
1940 485 0.4%
1950 517 6.6%
1960 565 9.3%
1970 601 6.4%
1980 511 −15.0%
1990 502 −1.8%
2000 487 −3.0%
2010 423 −13.1%
2019 (est.) 412 −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 423 people, 177 households, and 116 families living in the village. The population density was 1,244.1 inhabitants per square mile (480.3/km2). There were 192 housing units at an average density of 564.7 per square mile (218.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.3% White, 0.5% Asian, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 177 households, of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.5% 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 2.97.

The median age in the village was 33.8 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.9% were from 45 to 64; and 15.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Notable residents

  • Brand Blanshard, American philosopher
  • Isaac Singer, inventor, lived about a year in Fredericksburg making wooden type for printers, and improved a type-making machine. Later he founded the Singer Sewing Machine Company.


Fredericksburg is home to two large factories, Mrs. Miller's Homemade Noodles and Robin Industries. Mrs. Miller's Homemade Noodles specializes in various kinds of pasta as well as jams and jellies distributed throughout the United States. Robin Industries makes rubber and plastic parts for automobiles under contract of General Motors. Fredericksburg is also home to a national hardware store and bank, two restaurants, construction company, carpet store, library, three churches, and many more smaller businesses. Local residents are served by the South Central Fire District's volunteer fire department.


Fredericksburg is part of the Southeast Local School District, which includes the villages of Apple Creek and Mount Eaton in Wayne County, and the village of Holmesville in Holmes County.

Fredericksburg students attend Fredericksburg Elementary from K to 6, and join their counterparts from the aforementioned villages at John R. Lea Middle School for grades 7 to 8, and finish up their curriculum at Waynedale High School for grades 9 to 12.

The current schoolhouse was built in 1891 at a cost of $20,000, and served as the primary high school for the Salt Creek Local School District until the consolidation with Paint Local, and East Union Local School Districts in Wayne County, and Prairie Local School District in Holmes County combined to form the present day Southeast Local School District in 1955 upon completion of Waynedale High School. Fredericksburg High athletic teams were known as the "Freddies," and won multiple championships in basketball and baseball in the now defunct Wayne County "B" League, despite being one of the smallest school's competing.

The current building has been added onto multiple times: In 1923 a gym, auditorium and classroom space were added, in 1941 a Farm Shop was added to the west side of the building, in 1967 two rooms were added, and in 1989 with the addition of three more classrooms and two restrooms.

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