Village of Crooksville, Ohio – "The Clay City" – Established 1874

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.
Sometime earlier between 1820 and 1825, Jacob Reed, a young and prosperous man from the East struck out looking for a company in which to invest his money and double his fortune. On the way he met his bride, Lydia, and eventually the two of them found the heavily timbered land that is now Crooksville.



Civic Organizations

Clay Center of Ohio

Village Clock


Local Schools

Crooksville-Roseville Pottery Festival


Village Council

Village Administration

Village Administration

Income Tax Department

Utility Billing Department

Service Departments

Police Department

Fire and and EMS

Recreation Center


Swimming Pool

Spirit of the American Doughboy”

E.M. Viquesney sculpted this life-size pressed-copper statue of a WWI doughboy advancing through “No Man’s Land”, carrying a grenade and a rifle. The statue honors those who served in World War I. Beneath is a brick pedestal with a plaque dedicated to the veterans of the Civil War (1861), the Spanish-American War (1898) and World War I (1917). The statue is located next to the Village Administration building at 98 South Buckeye Street.

Employment Opportunity

None at this time.

Public Notices

Notice to all Commercial Businesses and Industrial Manufacturers

Internet Auction of Surplus Items – GovDeals

Please take notice that on February 5, 2018, by Resolution 2018-6, the Village of Crooksville did authorize an agreement with GovDeals for internet auction of government surplus items. The Resolution was passed in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 721.15. The Village of Crooksville thereby intends to sell, as it may become necessary or appropriate, unneeded, obsolete, or unfit municipal personal property by internet auction, in the manner established by GovDeals. When items become available for sale, the number of days provided for bidding on the property shall comport with the regular practice of GovDeals, but shall never be less than ten (10) days, including Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays.
You do not need to register to view the items that are available on GovDeals. However, you must register in order to place a bid on an item.

Quick Links

Village News

RITA Welcome Letter

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