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Welcome to Africa (aka 'East Orange') ...

So far, we have found very little information about Africa. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Africa to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Africa, please Contact Us.


Africa would have been located within present day Delaware County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Africa, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

The community of Africa has also been called East Orange.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Africa is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Africa was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Africa once stood is in the (740) area code.

Adding Africa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Africa in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Africa was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Africa on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Africa on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Africa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Africa - they are located in Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Africa.

Communities near Africa ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Africa.

  • Columbus [Franklin County]
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    • Columbus [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Africa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 898,553 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<6>
  • Dublin [Franklin County]
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    • Dublin [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Africa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 49,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<6>
  • Delaware [Delaware County]
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    • Delaware [Delaware County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Africa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,283 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delaware<6>
  • Westerville [Franklin County]
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    • Westerville [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Africa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,103 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westerville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westerville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Reynoldsburg [Franklin County]
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      • Reynoldsburg [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Africa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,327 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reynoldsburg<6>
    • Hilliard [Franklin County]
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      • Hilliard [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Africa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,534 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hilliard<6>
    • Gahanna [Franklin County]
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      • Gahanna [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Africa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gahanna have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gahanna<6>
    • Upper Arlington [Franklin County]
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      • Upper Arlington [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Africa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upper Arlington<6>
    • Whitehall [Franklin County]
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      • Whitehall [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Africa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,926 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehall have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehall<6>
    • Pataskala [Licking County]
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      • Pataskala [Licking County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Africa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,883 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pataskala have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pataskala
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pataskala<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Africa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Africa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Africa. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Africa.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Africa. See our Newspapers Page for Africa.

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Africa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Delaware, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Africa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Africa) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Africa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AfricaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Africa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1822, Longitude: -82.9567       In this case, the coordinates for Africa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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