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Centerburg, the Heart of Ohio

Centerburg is a village located in Knox County, Ohio. The village is 14 miles southwest of Mount Vernon and takes its name from being the midway tavern site at the crossroads of an early stage line between Columbus and Mount Vernon. The village was also a way station for wagons and their 6- horse teams carrying merchandise between the Ohio River and Great Lakes.


The first settler in Centerburg, Ohio was Jacob Houck, who platted the village in 1830. 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." There are several churches in Centerburg - Methodist, Lutheran, and the United Church of Christ. The public school system includes a kindergarten-through-eight grade elementary, middle and a high school. Sports teams are known as the Trojans.


Some other places to check out while you're in Centerburg are:


Centerburg Memorial Park
Centerburg Memorial Park

-The Centerburg Memorial Park which offers baseball fields, playground equipment, and is the hosting location for all Centerburg festivals and events;

 

Heart of Ohio Bike Trail-Centerburg, Ohio
Heart of Ohio Bike Trail

-The Heart of Ohio Bike Trail offers close to 20 miles for walking, in-line skating, geocaching, and biking for the Centerburg Community;


 

Twist N Shake-Centerburg, Ohio
Twist N Shake

-And last but not least, be sure to get a delicious ice cream cone from Twist N Shake


Centerburg is a village located in Knox County, Ohio that is rich in history and full of things to do! Be sure to check out all of the attractions that the village has to offer on your next visit!


Centerburg, Ohio Geographical Center of Ohio Sign
Centerburg, Ohio Geographical Center of Ohio

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