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Somersville, Ohio
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Union
Elevation 1,004 ft (306 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43344
Area code(s) 740
GNIS feature ID 1061661

Somersville (sometimes spelled Summersville) is an unincorporated community in York Township, Union County, Ohio, United States. It is located at 40°24′00″N 83°24′40″W / 40.4°N 83.41111°W / 40.4; -83.41111Coordinates: 40°24′00″N 83°24′40″W / 40.4°N 83.41111°W / 40.4; -83.41111, at the intersection of Ohio State Routes 31 and 47.

History

The community of Somersville was laid in 1834 by Thomas Price and William Somers. The Bokes Creek Post Office was established April 26, 1850, with Amon S. Davis as postmaster. The post office was discontinued on June 30, 1904. As of 1877, the town contained two grocery stores, a blacksmith shop, a shoe shop, and one physician. The mail service is now sent through the Peoria Post Office.

Notable event

It was the location for the filming of the movie Guarding Tess (1994) starring Shirley MacLaine and Nicolas Cage.

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