About Us - Village of Poland, Ohio

"Proud Past, Promising Future"

"Proud Past, Promising Future" was adopted in 2019 as the motto of the Village of Poland. The 2,336 residents are indeed proud of the historic heritage of their community.

The Village lies at the Western edge of Poland Township, which was first surveyed in 1796, becoming Town One, Range One of the Connecticut Western Reserve.

The earliest settlers traveled to Poland primarily from Connecticut and Pennsylvania as early as 1799. The settlers were attracted to the beauty of Yellow Creek that flows through the town. An early grist mill was built on the creek in 1802 by Jonathan Fowler, whose family was the first to settle in the Village.

Poland was a frequent stopping point for travelers from the east headed to the western part of the Connecticut Western Reserve and beyond. Fowler built the Old Stone Tavern in 1804 as a resting place for travelers. The Tavern still remains.

Poland was named in honor of the country of that name because of the grateful assistance provided by Polish Generals to our nation during the Revolutionary War.

One historian long ago wrote Poland was "a quiet little country village, prettily situated on the Yellow Creek, well supplied with shade trees, without the noise, dirt and bustle of large places, Poland wears an air of repose especially alluring to those who wish to find rest and health."

When it was incorporated in 1866, the Village of Poland was a small, quiet hamlet that was home to just a few hundred residents. It remains an idyllic town—dotted with lush green spaces, and more than eighty historic homes built before 1900. Historic South Main Street is on the National Register of Historic Places. Several community events are held throughout the year.

We are proud of the beauty and serenity of our quaint Village which is home to a large Village Green, the 265–acre Poland Municipal Forest, Peterson Park, shops, churches, good schools, a beautiful library, and streets lined with well-maintained old homes.

Remembering Yesterday

by Ted Heineman