Bladensburg, Ohio

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Bladensburg is a census-designated place on the border between the Clay and Jackson Townships of Knox County, Ohio, USA.[1][2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43005.[3] It lies along State Route 541 east of Martinsburg.[1]

Bladensburg was originally spelled Bladensburgh, and under the latter name was laid out in 1833.[4] A post office has been in operation at Bladensburg(h) since 1834.[5]

Bladensburg is the former home of East Knox Elementary School.[6]

Bladensburg is also home to the Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department,[7] with 42 volunteer firefighters. It is the main station for the Bladensburg Joint Fire District.[8]

Bladensburg is the home of a popular annual Christmas parade, which has been held since 1971.[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 59. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bladensburg, Ohio
  3. Zip Code Lookup
  4. Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Knox County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, Containing a Condensed, Comprehensive History of Ohio. A. A. Graham & Company. p. 491.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Knox County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. East Knox Elementary School in Bladensburg, Ohio, East Knox Elementary School Home Page, 2015. Accessed 2015-7-13.
  7. Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department on, Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department on, 2015-7-13. Accessed 2015-7-13.
  8. Bladensburg Joint Fire District on, Bladensburg Joint Fire District on, 2015-7-13. Accessed 2015-7-13.
  9. Bladensburg enjoys beautiful day for Christmas parade, Mount Vernon News, Mount Vernon, 2006-12-11. Accessed 2007-10-25.

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