The Jittery Goat Travel Log – Places I’ve Been; Zone, Ohio

Daily Prompt: Blogger in a Strange Land 

What’s the strangest place from which you’ve posted to your blog? When was the last time you were out and about, and suddenly thought, “I need to write about this!”?

imagesCA3HOI5BIn as much as the Daily Prompt has announced a sabbatical of sorts and will only be posting older prompts for a time, I have decided to post something that I haven’t posted at the urging of the Daily Prompt. It sort of fit’s today’s prompt. It is not about the strangest place I’ve posted from nor about a place I’ve been and just had to write about, but a place I’ve been. In fact, for all you fun-loving travelers who enjoy reading about far-flung out-of-the-way intriguing places it will be a weekly feature on the Jittery Goat. I’m calling it The Jittery Goat Travel Log. Here is the repost of my first in the series which started three weeks ago.

I’ve never been to a lot of places, but here’s a place you haven’t been that I have.

I’ve been to Zone, Ohio. I bet you haven’t and if you say you have you’re probably laying. You’ve probably never heard of it.

Zone is so remote and unheard of you can’t if find it on a Google Map, but it’s there. You just have to know what you’re looking for.

Go to your Google Map and type in Fayette, Ohio. Follow Route 66 about three miles south of Fayette. Zone is where Route 66 crosses Road L. They have a sign planted firmly in the ground that proudly reads, “Zone.”

There’s nothing there. I don’t mean nothing nothing, of course there’s something there.

A home sits on the north/west corner of the intersection of Route 66 and Road L. It looks as if it may have been a country market at one time.

Just south of the center of Zone is what appears to be a school or what might have been a school at one time. Can you imagine the confusion; a sign saying, “School Zone” and another saying, “Zone School.”

Don’t you wonder if anything ever happens in Zone. Of course something happens, but you know a Presidential visit, a terrorist’s threat, a flat tire.

I’ve been through Zone a hundred times. It got to be so regular that the people of Zone lined the streets and said, “There he goes again.”

The place is so bland it doesn’t even have a demographic.

Hopefully now if somebody Googles Zone, Ohio it will now have it’s place in cyber-world.

So I’m going to undertake writing the complete history of Zone.

The origins of Zone, Ohio are currently unknown. The people are friendly and trustworthy (I think), little else is known about them. The name Zone comes from the word “Zone.”

If you are ever in Zone; knock on a door and say, “Kenton Lewis wrote about this place. Can I have a hand-out.” They will say, “Who is Kenton Lewis?” Reply, “The guy that drove through here a bunch of times.” They will than say, “Oh, that Kenton Lewis.”

Keep in mind Zone is not for everybody. That’s why everybody is someplace else.



  1. Wow! I love your creativity.
    Zone seems like a place to be.
    It may not be a place for everybody, but it may just be a place for unique people.
    Unique people ain’t everybody else.
    Lovely post!

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