Community

Some Community Assets of Doylestown

What makes our town so great!

• Clean, country air – so clean we don’t need e-check

• Farmer’s Market in park each summer – really fresh produce & baked goods

• Practically no crime – and excellent, friendly police

• Wonderful award winning schools, both public and private

• Cost of living 20% below the Ohio average

• Churches have played an immense role in community development

• Free concerts at the bandstand in the square all summer

• Doylestown has its own Post Office and Zip Code: 44230

• Our own telephone, cable & internet company, founded 1899

• Eleven churches provide moral leadership and individual growth

• Brush & leaf pickup free to village residents

• No traffic jams – only one traffic light downtown – no rush hour

• Doylestown has its own water & sewer utilities

• Median household income highest in Wayne County – $50,092

• 3050 friendly residents and one old grouch in village

• Sidewalks cleared of snow by village

• Great public spaces at village square, downtown gazebo & three parks

• Annual Rogues Hollow Festival draws over 10,000 visitors

• Three parks in-town, one in township and an adjacent Metro Park

• Accessible – 15 minutes from Akron, 25 Canton, 45 Cleveland

• Part of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District

• Nearby Rogues Hollow is source of great legends and fascinating history

• Christmas Trees light the square in December

• One of the highest rated fire departments in Ohio

• The Doughboy Statue at the square and Memorial Park mark our heritage

• Our own lumber company – not a big box store

• Rural atmosphere great for families

• Town motto is: a village with values, a town of traditions

• Village and township combined population, 11,000+, county’s 2nd largest community

• Festive Christmas Lights line Gates & Portage Streets – like a Hallmark Card

• Our own Christmas Tree Farm with 20,000 customers each winter

• Quintessential village downtown with buildings dating to 1880s

• Community honors its heroes each Memorial Day Parade

• 347-mile Ohio to Erie Hike/Bike Trail will pass through Chippewa Township


History – township created in 1815

History – village founded in 1827

History – Rogues Hollow area coal mines—200+–made Doylestown an industrial town

History – The Doughboy in the square was dedicated in 1920 to those lost in WWI

History – Oldest Republican Club in Ohio, founded 1928

History – The Van Sweringens who built Terminal Tower were from Rogues Hollow

History – The Van Sweringen railroad empire was worth $3 Billion in 1930

History – Memorial Park was dedicated in 1945 to those lost in WWII

History – Doylestown’s own Dick Bryan was elected President of Lions International

History – MLB Pitcher Denny Galehouse, life-long resident, pitched a win in 1944 World Series

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