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Our Village

Platted in 1834 by Stephen Sutton and Jacob Houck, Centerburg is located just 14 miles Southwest of MountVernon. 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 home owners 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.


Village of Centerburg

Council Seat Vacancy

As of January 1, 2024, there will be a vacant seat on Council that will need to be filled by appointment. The newly appointed Council member must have resided in the Village for at least one year and be an elector of the Village. Additionally, the appointee cannot hold any other public office or employment with the Village.

The term for this position will end on December 31, 2025. The next general election is in November of 2025 and the newly appointed Council member would need to run for election to retain that seat.  


Attendance at Council meetings is mandatory, and they are held on the 1st Monday of each month @ 6:00 pm.  The annual salary for this position is $3,600.


If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, you can do so by the following ways:  Email your name and contact information to the Village Administrator at; or bring your information into the office at 49 ½ E Main or call 740.625.6075 extension 2.  All interested candidates must apply prior to January 1, 2024.


Council will then select from the field of candidates presented to them to fill the vacant position.


For additional information regarding appointment as Council member, please consult Ohio Revised Code Chapter 731 and Chapter 121 of the Village of Centerburg Codified Ordinances.


Zoning Code

The Village has concluded its review and audit of the new zoning rules and regulations for the Village. 


To review the Centerburg Zoning Code see the Building and Zoning tab under Departments.

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