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. The village is located in the Mansfield metropolitan area and has a population of 5,088.
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.
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.