The serenity of countryside living is an irreplaceable experience. If you’re tired of the hustle and bustle of city life and want to get away from it all, move to (or visit) these 10 rural towns in Ohio.
1. Sugarcreek (Tuscarawas County)
Also known as "The Little Switzerland of Ohio," this countryside village is located in the heart of Ohio's Amish Country.
2. Middlefield (Geauga County)
This Middlefield Township village is most known for being the center of one of the world's largest Amish settlements.
3. Piketon (Pike County)
Along the Scioto River you'll find this quiet Pike County village.
4. Charm (Holmes County)
With a name like "Charm," you know this unincorporated Amish Country village is downright charming.
5. Mansfield (Richland County)
If you want a city with some countryside, Mansfield is what you're looking for. It is the largest location on our list, with a population of 47,821, as of the 2010 Census.
6. Jeffferson (Ashtabula County)
Know for its Strawberry Festival, the Ashtabula County Fair and the Covered Bridge Festival, this quaint village serves as the county seat.
7. Sarahsville (Noble County)
One of the smallest villages on our list, this modest countryside town had a population of just 166, as of the 2010 Census.
8. Carrollton (Carroll County)
With a population of a little more than 3,000, the rural village of Carrollton serves as the county seat.
9. Coolville (Athens County)
Within this small town, (of just 496 residents as of 2010), you'll find Ohio's smallest church (pictured), which holds just four tiny pews.
10. Fleming (Washington County)
Between Barlow and Marietta, you'll find the small unincorporated community of Fleming, surrounded by serene farmland.
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