Glouster, Ohio

Glouster is a village in Trimble Township, Athens County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,791 at the 2010 census. It is close to Burr Oak State Park.

For other uses, see Gloucester (disambiguation).
Village in Ohio, United States
Glouster, Ohio

High Street downtown

Location of Glouster, Ohio

Location of Glouster in Athens County


Country United States
State Ohio
County Athens
Township Trimble

  Total 1.34 sq mi (3.47 km2)
  Land 1.33 sq mi (3.44 km2)
  Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)

679 ft (207 m)

  Total 1,791

  Density 1,341.37/sq mi (517.76/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-30674[5]
GNIS feature ID 1075930[2]

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Formerly called Sedalia, the present name of Glouster, after Gloucester, England, was adopted in 1886.[6] A post office called Glouster has been in operation since 1887.[7]

A Buckingham Coal Company deep mine is located north of town. The nearby mining pit was recently [when?] closed, with active operations moved to the east of Burr Oak State Park, but the loading station is still at the old site because of the location of the railroad. The Trimble high school and middle school provide some local employment, as does Frog Ranch Salsa, and Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action Programs (HAPCAP). Some local residents commute to work in industry in Logan, or jobs in Athens. Tourist activity from nearby Burr Oak State Park as well as hunting in various nearby public lands also supports the economy. The village owns its own electrical and water utility, although it purchases the electricity from American Electric Power and the water from the Sunday Creek Water District.

Map of Glouster

Glouster is located at 39°30′9″N82°4′56″W (39.502586, -82.082203),[8] along Sunday Creek.[9] The village is located entirely within the Sunday Creek watershed,[10] mostly on riparian plains or old stream terraces.[citation needed]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.34 square miles (3.47 km2), of which 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[11]

The surrounding area consists of gently rolling hills and large wooded areas, all within the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau. Nearby public and semi-public areas include the Trimble State Wildlife Area, the Sunday Creek State Wildlife Area, the Trimble Community Forest, the Wayne National Forest, and Burr Oak State Park.[citation needed]

Glouster Community Park is located along the west side of Ohio State Route 13, between the highway and Sunday Creek, on the south end of the village.[citation needed]

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