Platted in 1834 by Stephen Sutton and Jacob Houck, Centerburg is located just 14 miles Southwest of Mount Vernon. Centerburg's claim to fame is that it is the geographical center of Ohio. As you enter the village, you are welcomed to the "Heart of Ohio." Centerburg took its name as a midway tavern site at the crossroads of an early stage line between Columbus and Mount Vernon and was a way station for wagons and their 6- horse teams carrying merchandise between the Ohio River and Great Lakes. The railroad created substantial community growth. Centerburg continues to grow as it is merely a 40-minute commute to Columbus allowing homeowners to work in the city but live in a close-knit community where the air is fresh and neighbors are friendly.
The Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival is held near the end of June and features wholesome family fun, including a parade, entertainment from local and national bands, and fireworks. There are also amusement rides and food concessions.
In September, the community will host its annual Oldtime Farming Festival. Memorial Park is transformed into an event that educates visitors on the history of farming and its importance to the Central Ohio area. The festival also includes cakewalks and a pie auction.
Protect your vehicles and your valuables:
Whether it’s a small village or a metropolis, we’re all susceptible to vehicle theft:
- Always take your key; don't leave it in or on your vehicle.
- Close and lock all windows and doors when you park.
- Never leave valuables in your vehicle, and in sight.
Have your house number visible:
When you need police or fire protection, you want to be found quickly. To help insure that these departments can find your address, make sure your house number is visible with reflective or contrasting colors large enough to be seen from the road.
Free Tax Preparation
The Regional Income Tax Agency, “RITA”, will prepare your Centerburg Municipal Income Tax Return AT THEIR WORTHINGTON OFFICE ONLY which is located at 760 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Suite 400, Worthington, Ohio 43085. Office hours at the Worthington location are Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5 pm, and Saturday March 15th & March 22nd from 8 am to noon. This is a free service and no appointment is required.
Centerburg Village can provide free assistance in preparing your Centerburg Municipal Income Tax Return at the town hall at 49 ½ East Main Street. Please call 625-7808 for additional information.