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The population of Ripley is approximately 1,816 (1990), 1750 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 864 (1990), 759 (2010).

The amount of land area in Ripley is 2.75 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.168 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ripley to Washington DC is 387 miles. The distance to the Ohio state capital is 98 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ripley is positioned 38.73 degrees north of the equator and 83.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Ripley history:

The founder of Ripley was Colonel James Poage. He was the grandson of Robert Poage who immigrated to America in 1734 from Ireland. He served in the army and they were paid by being given land. He chose the land where Ripley now stands. There is a plaque to James Poage near the Ohio River in Ripley.

Click here for the Civil War trail.
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Ripley attractions:

The home of Rev. John Rankin, who was involved with the Underground Railroad in the Civil War, and who was a main subject of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," has been restored and is maintained by the Ohio Historical Society

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