Introduction to Crestline, Ohio

Crestline, Ohio, in Crawford county, is 51 miles SW of Elyria, Ohio (center to center) and 58 miles N of Columbus, Ohio

Crestline History

The community of Crestline was established following the arrival of the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati railroad in 1850. Initially, a station was constructed in between the communities of Shelby and Galion which paved the way for the settlement of the community. Soon, the area had a general store and a post office. The early settlers thought the area was Ohio's watershed and hence christened it "Crest Line." Though the village was actually not on the watershed line, the name stuck and later became "Crestline." Over the years, the economy of the region has diversified and various businesses and industries are now based in the village.

Crestline and Nearby Attractions

  • Harding Home
  • Milan Historical Museum
  • Indian Mill
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
  • Malabar Farm State Park

Things To Do In Crestline

Crestline is home to the Shunk Museum. The Indian Mill museum showcases exhibits which relay the history of milling. The home of President Warren G. Harding and his wife, now known as the Harding Home, is a place of historic interest near Crestline. The village also offers easy access to the Nash House Museum, Wyandot Popcorn Museum, Tiffin Glass Museum, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center and Allen Memorial Art Museum. At the Malabar Farm State Park, visitors can enjoy fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping and picnicking. This park was created by Louis Bromfield, a conservationist and writer. Among other popular places to visit are the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, Goodtimes Amusement Park and the 47-acre estate garden, Kingwood Center.

Crestline Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

Crestline Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Marion Technical College, North Central State College, Ohio State University - Mansfield and Ohio State University - Marion.


Total Population 4,472
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 1,876
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 45%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $46,941
% Above Poverty Level 71.9%
% Below Poverty Level 28.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 33.4%
Median Gross Rent $577
Median House Value $70,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.6%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 15%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Crestline Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles SW of Elyria, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles N of Columbus, Ohio
County Crawford
Metro Area Mansfield
Standard Zip Codes 44827
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.787
Longitude -82.736

Crestline Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station ASHLAND 2 SW
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Galion 10,227 $40,841
Lexington 5,712 $73,892

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Crestline Public Library
Crestline, Ohio
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Student/teacher ratio: 17

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