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Originally named Weinsberg in 1829, after the town in Germany. It was renamed to Winesburg by postal authorities in 1833 when a post office was opened there.

The fictional town came from the name of the actual Ohio town.

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  1. An unincorporated community in southwestern Paint Township, Holmes County, Ohio, United States.
  2. (fiction) The town, named after the Holmes County town of the same name, but otherwise based on Clyde, Ohio, that serves as the setting of the novel Winesburg, Ohio.