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Shelby is located in north central Ohio in Richland County about 50 miles northeast of Columbus, 60 miles southeast of Cleveland and 5 miles northwest of Mansfield.

Settlement of the area began in the early 1800s and by 1823 James Gamble had built the first industrial site, a gristmill that ground corn. The first sawmill came a year later. From those humble beginings, the settlement became known as Gamble's Mill. In 1836, the name of the village was changed from to Shelby to honor Gen. Isaac Shelby who served in the Revolutionary War and was later elected the first governor of Kentucky.

One interesting anecdote is that Shelby is where bubble gum was invented. It is also the birthplace of the seamless steel tubing industry in America.

Golfers are invited to shoot a round at Woody Ridge Golf Course, a public 18-hole layout. In addition, members of other clubs can play the Shelby Country Club course, also an 18-hole facility.


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