Watkins, Ohio

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Watkins, Ohio
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Watkins, Ohio
Location of Watkins, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°12′45″N83°14′49″W / 40.21250°N 83.24694°W / 40.21250; -83.24694
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Union
Elevation [1] 961 ft (293 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43040
Area code(s) 937
GNIS feature ID 1065456 [1]

Watkins is an unincorporated community in Mill Creek Township, Union County, Ohio, United States. It is located at 40°12′45″N83°14′49″W / 40.21250°N 83.24694°W / 40.21250; -83.24694 Coordinates: 40°12′45″N83°14′49″W / 40.21250°N 83.24694°W / 40.21250; -83.24694 , [2] along Watkins Road, between U.S. Route 33 and U.S. Route 42, about five miles east of Marysville. [3]

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Union County, Ohio County in the United States

Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,300. Its county seat is Marysville. Its name is reflective of its origins, it being the union of portions of Franklin, Delaware, Madison, and Logan counties.

Ohio State of the United States of America

Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus.

History

Watkins was laid out and platted in 1838, and named for Joseph S. Watkins, a government surveyor. [4] The Watkins Post office was established on March 18, 1840, but was discontinued on July 31, 1908. The mail service is now sent through the Marysville branch. [5]

Plat scale map showing the divisions of a piece of land

In the United States, a plat is a map, drawn to scale, showing the divisions of a piece of land. United States General Land Office surveyors drafted township plats of Public Lands Surveys to show the distance and bearing between section corners, sometimes including topographic or vegetation information. City, town or village plats show subdivisions into blocks with streets and alleys. Further refinement often splits blocks into individual lots, usually for the purpose of selling the described lots; this has become known as subdivision.

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