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Statistics & Facts

The Ohio state capital is Columbus.
The population of Glenwillow is approximately 528 (2004), 923 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 221 (1990), 316 (2010).
The amount of land area in Glenwillow is 7.386 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Glenwillow is 2.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.025 sq kilometers.
The distance from Glenwillow to Washington DC is 297 miles.
The distance to the Ohio state capital is 125 miles. (as the crow flies)
Glenwillow is positioned 41.36 degrees north of the equator and 81.47 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Glenwillow elevation is 950 feet above sea level.
Glenwillow median income is $ 37,708 (2000).
The Glenwillow median home price is $ 135,600 (2000).


in northeastern Ohio near Cleveland. Other nearby communities include Oakwood, Twinsburg, Solon, Macedonia, Bedford Heights, Northfield, Bedford and Reminderville.
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Glenwillow Historical Events

2006, August 13
On August 13, 2006, Mrs. Rose Green, a resident of Glenwillow since 1935, celebrated her 94th birthday with a back yard party at her Pettibone Road residence. The party planned by her son Fred and his wife Karen, was attended by Mrs. Green's two sisters, her two grand children, and numerous nieces and nephews, and several children of the nieces and nephews They came from as far away as Erie and Cincinnati, and many points in between, to spend the afternoon with their Aunt Rose.
Submitted by Harold Meyer

In recent years, there have been many changes in Glenwillow. Many modern homes have been built and some old houses rebuilt. Some of the original company houses, which were rented only to Austin Powder employees, still remain.
Submitted by Harold Meyer

14 June 1946
A particularly Bad Explosion at the Powder Mill.
Austin Powder Co., in Glenwillow, Ohio
A large explosion rocked the center of the village, and quickly a siren could be heard wailing to indicate that there had been an accident. The villagers waited anxiously for the next hour or two to find out who might have been hurt. Neighbors Wesley "Red" Meyer and Jerry Cline had been killed. A company boss, Carl Schmalzle, had been badly burned about the face and arms. Glenwillow had experienced any number of explosions over the years, as the Austin Powder Co. was in the business of making dynamite, and other related products. But most of the time people didn't get killed or badly injured. So even though my father, Norm "Boots" Edic and family, had lived and worked in the village most of the years 1937-1950, this event caused us to pack up and move to Florida (but we were back, to Bedford, the next year). Glenwillow still looks much as it did 100 years ago, and it ought to be preserved!

In 1936, three men were killed in an explosion at the factory, Corwin Prentis, Gus Began and "Slim" Higgins. Sometime between 1936 and 1946, a man named Clarence Flick was also killed.
Submitted by Harold Meyer

Glenwillow Community News

Is anyone interested in putting together a 100 year commemorative book, with lots of pictures and info about the families that used to (and do) live there. The older folks are mostly gone now, but a number of the "children" are still with us, if far-flung across the United States. I need info from the 1930, 1940 and 1950's. If you would like to participate, please contact me, Paul Edic Glenwillow


The population of Glenwillow was:
1990 - 455
2000 - 449
2004 - 528

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