About the Village of Crooksville
Established in 1874 by the U.S. Postal Service at the request of founders Jacob Reed and his partner Joseph Crooks, Crooksville has continued to thrive for the past 126 years. Located off State Rt. 93 in Perry County, the Village has worked diligently over the years to keep the environment friendly for families and business. Their efforts have been rewarded with the 2001 Governor’s Award for Partnership in the Arts, and Tree City Status since 1996.
A traditional municipal government, the Village is governed by a full time Mayor, six member Council, Clerk/Treasurer and a Village Administrator under the guidelines of the Ohio Revised Code.
Community committees that operate with the assistance of Council include the Crooksville Arts Council, Tree Commission, Historical Commission, Recreation Committee, The Clay Valley Foundation and The Moxahala Watershed Committee. Crooksville is an active member of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.
Despite a population of only about 3,000 people, Crooksville is home to a recreation center that hosts a world class archery program, one of the largest climbing walls in the state, a full schedule of basketball, volley ball, soccer and other intramural sports. A top- notch computer lab and a full weight room are also located at the Crooksville Recreation Center. Three parks are located within the corporation limits. Village Park on the north side of town contains an olympic sized pool, tennis courts, baseball fields, a playground and “the pond”, a seasonal stop for a variety of ducks, geese and fish. South Park is home to the Youth Softball program and pee- wee baseball. It also has a playground for the younger kids and is part of the Village’s Historic Tree Program. In the center of town the newly constructed Reed’s Station Park is found. Named for the Village’s Founder it’s a quiet place to rest and watch the traffic go by.
Crooksville’s appeal is not just reserved for families, however. Businesses of all sizes have an opportunity to thrive in this small town located near U.S. 70 in a large market area of country. Tax abatements, a readily available labor pool, and below average cost of living keep the turn over of personnel at a minimum. Water, sewer, gas and electric utilities are readily available. For more information on opportunities within the Village of Crooksville, contact the Mayor at 740-982-2656, ext. 102.