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Africa, Ohio

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The location of Africa

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.

We aren't confident of the location of Africa, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Africa is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Africa would have been located in the (740) area code.

Communities near Africa ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Columbus   [Map]   879,170   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Delaware   [Map]   39,267   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dublin   [Map]   47,619   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gahanna   [Map]   35,297   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hilliard   [Map]   35,939   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pataskala   [Map]   15,566   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Africa.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Africa. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Africa.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. 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 gone without an obvious trace.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Africa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Africa

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Africa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Africa.

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