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Pancoastburg, Ohio
Census-designated place
Looking north on Ohio Highway 207 in Pancoastburg
Looking north on Ohio Highway 207 in Pancoastburg
Location of Pancoastburg, Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fayette
Township Madison
 • Total 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 866 ft (264 m)
 • Total 87
 • Density 255/sq mi (98.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43160
Area code(s) 740
GNIS feature ID 1070889
FIPS code 39-59724

Pancoastburg (originally known as Pancoastburgh) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Madison Township, Fayette County, Ohio, United States. It is located at 39°37′28″N 83°15′56″W / 39.62444°N 83.26556°W / 39.62444; -83.26556Coordinates: 39°37′28″N 83°15′56″W / 39.62444°N 83.26556°W / 39.62444; -83.26556, along Ohio State Route 207, about 6 miles (10 km) south of Mount Sterling. As of the 2010 census the population of Pancoastburg was 87.


Samuel Pancoast established a carding mill at Pancoastburg in the 1820s. The Pancoastburg post office was established as "Pancoastburgh" on August 19, 1847. The name was changed to "Pancoastburg" on May 16, 1893, and was discontinued on December 15, 1920. The mail service is now sent through the Washington Court House branch.

The Jackson Mound is located 4 miles (6 km) north of Pancoastburg; built by the Adena culture, it is the last Native American mound in existence in Fayette County.

Pancoastburg community sign

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