Urbana, OH


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Urbana is a city in and the county seat of Champaign County, Ohio, United States, 47 miles (76 km) west of Columbus. Urbana was laid out in 1805, and for a time in 1812 was the headquarters of the Northwestern army. Urbana was named after the town of Urbanna, Virginia. It is the burial-place of the Indian fighter Simon Kenton. In 1900, 6,808 people lived in Urbana; in 1910, 7,739; and in 1940, 8,335. The population was 11,613 at the 2000 census. It is the home of Urbana University.
Urbana is located at 40°6′39″N 83°45′5″W / 40.11083°N 83.75139°W / 40.11083; -83.75139 (40.110937, -83.751463).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.7 km²), all of it land. Urbana is the centerpiece of a proposed project by a Manhattan-based, British-owned wind energy firm that will experiment in siting hundreds of industrial 492-foot turbines next to moderately populated residential areas.