Welcome from the Mayor
Welcome to the Village of Lithopolis, Ohio’s Village of Stone. Thank you for visiting our site. With a growing population of more than 1,230, a rich history and proximity to a major metropolitan area, Lithopolis is a wonderful place to call home. Our community has it all: a pastoral setting in one of America’s most vibrant regions with access to leading educational, entertainment, outdoor activities, and not to mention nationally headquartered companies as well as entrepreneurial employers.
So what makes our Town so special? You’ll probably get a different answer from each of our citizens but I personally believe it comes down to this: a diverse group of citizens pulling for the common good to build a community that will be a model of livability, sustainability and creativity, while protecting the natural resources and beauty which are of high value to the community.
We value our history, and we stand for preservation of what has come and what has been given to our area. We understand that the future is now, and continued growth will happen. Our citizens appreciate and desire wildlife, hillsides, streams, open spaces and agriculture. We pursue ways to stay healthy and connected. We encourage volunteerism and celebrate when we find ways to get things done without huge expense to taxpayers. We look out for one another. We have fun.
The Village of Lithopolis is committed to working with the community to ensure that the Village effectively serves its citizens, neighborhoods, and businesses to help all succeed, while nurturing our strong sense of place.
I warmly welcome you to our beautiful Village in the heart of central Ohio.
Scott Gilliland, Mayor
Did you know the fish fry started as an annual fund raiser for the Lithopolis Volunteer Firefighters? We’ve come a long way since 1938 as we welcome back our classic car show and activities for the entire family to enjoy including bounce houses, face painting, laser tag and more!
The day begins at 10:00am with the American Legion parade immediately followed by a memorial ceremony at the Lithopolis Cemetery at 10:45am. At 11:00am, head into town and enjoy the classic car show while the kids are bouncing in one of the bounce houses, playing a round of laser tag or making their way through an inflatable obstacle course! Craft vendors will be set up at the old firehouse as well!
Of course, you come for the fish dinner prepared by the Bloom Township Fire Fighters! This year, the fire fighters are expecting to serve over 4,000 pounds of fish! All you eat fish dinners, fish and chips, or a simple fish sandwich will be available until 5:00pm or until the fish is gone!
The fish fry draws local residents and over 5,000 visitors to the Village of Lithopolis each year! We’ll see you Monday, May 29th!