Small town life is highly underrated.
Sometimes, the smaller the town, the cooler it is. The following are 11 small towns in Ohio that you’ve probably never heard of because of their small size—but what they lack in population, they make up for with personality.
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. (I mean, come on. It doesn't get any cooler than Coolville.)
This tiny Butler County village has a population of approximately 63 residents. The town covers just 12 acres.
3. Ludlow Falls
This Miami County village has a population of approximately 209 and a hidden gem in the form of a waterfall that only locals know how to find.
4. Grand Rapids
This charming village is located along the southern bank of the Maumee River, just southwest of Toledo. This restored canal town is truly one of a kind, with a population of about 986. (You can even ride on a canal boat pulled by mules down the restored Miami & Erie Canal.)
With a population of approximately 210 residents, we can only assume this Huron County village has a special love for celery.
This small town of approximately 731 residents is near Zanesville. (Fun fact: Just south of Philo, you can find Ohio's only Earthship, AKA a house made entirely out of trash.)
Milan is the proud home of the birthplace of the famous American inventor Thomas A. Edison (pictured.) Milan is a village in both Erie and Huron counties, with a population of approximately 1,351.
This quaint village along the Ohio River in Lawrence County is home to approximately 740 residents.
With a name like Loveland, how could it not be charming? Home to the historic Loveland Castle, this lovely little town covers just five square miles in the greater Cincinnati area. Loveland also straddles the Little Miami River, and biking and canoeing are popular activities for locals here.
One of the larger towns on our list, this village in Summit County has a hard time remembering things. (Maybe?)
11. Yellow Springs
(OK, so this town is so cool that you probably have heard of it by now.)
Home to Antioch College and a colorful downtown, this artsy little town is a safe haven for those looking to indulge in creativity and the quirkiness of small town living. Knit graffiti is common here, and popular amenities include the twice-a-year Yellow Springs Street Fair, the Glen Helen Nature Reserve and the nearby John Bryan State Park.
Have you heard of any of these small towns? Do you live in one? Let us know what you think of these towns!