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Bucyrus is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Crawford County , located in northern Ohio approximately 28 miles (45 km) west of Mansfield . The population was 12,362 at the 2010 census . The city is the largest in Crawford County, and the center of the Bucyrus Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The name Bucyrus is derived from “Beautiful” and “ Cyrus the Great ", King of Persia by Col. James Kilbourne, who platted the community, according to James Croneis, former editor of the newspaper Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum ,

The Bucyrus Foundry and Manufacturing Company, a predecessor to Bucyrus International , Inc. was founded in Bucyrus in 1880. The company moved to Wisconsin in 1893.

Bucyrus was once home to The Dostal Bros. Brewery. Founded in the early 1900s, The Dostal Bros. Brewery was run by John M. and George A. Dostal.

The Lincoln Highway , later US Route 30, was routed through the city along Mansfield Street in 1913; in 1971 a modern limited access bypass was built to the north but the associated freeway links to the east and west of Bucyrus, replacing the old two-lane Lincoln Highway route,
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