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Carthagena is in Mercer County, in the Celina metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after the Spanish city, Cartagena; another says it was named for the ancient city of Carthage in Africa
The latitude of Carthagena is 40.436N. The longitude is -84.56W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 909 feet.
Virginian John Randolph bequeathed land here to his freed slaves in the 1840s. White mobs forced them to leave the community
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Mercer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carthagena political report.
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