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Shelby
Richland County, Ohio

ZipCodes
44875

Motto
A Great Place to Grow



Page Contents for Shelby, Ohio

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

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Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Ohio state capital is Columbus.
The population of Shelby is approximately 9,821 2000, 9317 2010.
The approximate number of families is 4,012 1990, 3911 2010.
The amount of land area in Shelby is 12.24 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.138 sq kilometers.
The distance from Shelby to Washington DC is 338 miles.
The distance to the Ohio state capital is 64 miles. (as the crow flies)
Shelby is positioned 40.88 degrees north of the equator and 82.66 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

about 12 miles northwest of Mansfield in the middle of a triangle formed by Columbus, Toledo and Cleveland. It is 96 miles from Toledo, 89.7 miles from Cleveland and 79.2 miles from Columbus.

Here is a map page for Shelby.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Shelby.

The area was first known as Gamble's Mill after James Gamble who built a gristmill here in 1823. In 1824, a sawmill was built by Eli Wilson. In 1836, the name of the community was officially changed to Shelby to honor General Isaac Shelby who served in the Revolutionary War and later became the first governor of Kentucky.
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Attractions

Seltzer Pool
70 W. Parkwood Dr.
Public Swimming Pool
Email: SeltzerPool@excite.com
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Shelby City Government

City of Shelby
23 West Main Street
Shelby, Ohio Phone: 419-347-5131

Shelby has a Mayor/City Council form of government. The four council members represent one of the city wards and one council representative is elected at-large. The Mayor serves for four years while the council members serve for three years. For current city officials, see this page about