History of the Village

Some interesting facts about the history of Lithopolis:

  • The community was originally laid out in 1815 as “Centerville”
  • In 1836, it was chartered as “Lithopolis”
  • The name “Lithopolis” is derived from the Greek language and means “Stone City”
  • The name is a reference to the large deposits of valuable stone that were found in and near the town
  • The native stone was used in the construction of The Wagnalls Memorial Library


Historical Photos

This photo gallery has been prepared to showcase some historical photographs of Lithopolis. If you have a historical photograph that you would like to share with us, please contact the Mayor.