Belden, Ohio

Belden is an unincorporated community in Lorain County, in the U.S. state of Ohio.[1]


Belden was originally called Rawsonville.[2] A post office called Rawsonville was established in 1852, the name was changed to Belden in 1876, and the post office closed in 1902.[3] The present name is derived from Bildad Beldin, a pioneer settler.[4]

Notable people

Henry Schriver, a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives, was born at Belden in 1914.[5] Robert Skimin, a former Army officer and author was born at Belden in 1929.[6]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Belden, Ohio
  2. History of Lorain County, Ohio. Williams Brothers. 1879. p. 264.
  3. "Lorain County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  4. Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 10.
  5. "Henry Haley Schriver - Chronicle-Telegram". Retrieved 2014-12-14.
  6. Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures Televis. Gale / Cengage Learning. 1 October 2001. p. 391. ISBN 978-0-7876-4608-0. SKIMIN, Robert (Elwayne) 1929- PERSONAL: Born July 30, 1929, in Belden, OH

Coordinates: 41°14′17″N 82°01′24″W / 41.23806°N 82.02333°W / 41.23806; -82.02333

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