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Welcome to London ...

The city of London is located in Madison County<1> and is the County Seat for Madison County.


The location of London has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


The pronunciation of London: LUN-dun<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of London, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1813.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, London has a population of 10,344 people<4> (see below for details).

London is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: London lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for London ...

Official Website: www.ci.london.oh.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, London had an population of 10,344 people. This is an increase of 4.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, London had a population of 9,904 people (or 22.8% of the total population of Madison County). This makes London the county's most populous community.

The population of London represents 0.09% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 172nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,904 people, the population of London increased 12.92% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,771 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for London.

Communities Also Named London ...

While we believe that this London is located in Madison County, we know of another 2 Ohio communities named London. Those communities are located in the following counties: Darke and Richland County.

Beyond Ohio, there are 27 communities that are also named London - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota (3), Missouri, Nebraska, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near London ...

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

  • Springfield
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Grove City
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove City
    • Grove City is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,280 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grove City <6>
  • Hilliard
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Plain City
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain City
    • Plain City is located in Madison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,761 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plain City <6>
  • Jefferson
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
    • Jefferson is located in Madison County
  • West Jefferson
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
    • West Jefferson is located in Madison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,482 people
  • Mount Sterling
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Mechanicsburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • South Charleston
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Jeffersonville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)

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 London. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for London.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of London. 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 London.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around London. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for London.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for London ...

Looking for more information about London? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for London, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for London.

Adding London to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for London was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the London post office opened in 1813.

We also found London in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for London.

The official website for London: www.ci.london.oh.us/

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.oh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Madison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for London. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for London.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around London - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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