Ohio, The Buckeye State
As of 2019 Ohio has over 2.3 million residents who live in rural parts of the state.
Out of 58 counties in the state, 30 of them saw declining populations. With urban counties like Cuyahoga and Lucas losing people in cities like Cleveland and Toledo getting most of the attention, rural counties like Premble County in the western part of the state & Carroll County in the eastern part of the state, are almost silently fading away often losing a higher percentage of their populations, but not as many total people.
The southern Appalachian part of the state that stretch along the Ohio River from Lawrence to Monroe County is seeing and in most cases has been seeing decline for numerous decades.
Posts about Ohio
Lost Americana is about telling the stories of the people who live in rural America.
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