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

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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.