Nestled in the rolling foothills of Appalachian country, Coshocton
County is a destination to discover. Here you will find a restored
1830s canal town, award-winning wineries, unique shopping, a
quaint downtown, factory tours, the arts and more.
The county of Coshocton was established in 1811 and is derived
from an Indian word meaning "black bear town". It
has grown from a small frontier and farming community to a modern
agricultural city in the years since it was established. It
still holds some of the state's richest farm lands as it lies
along the Muskingum, Walhonding and Tuscarawas Rivers.
The county continued to prosper when a section of the Ohio and
Erie Canal opened in 1830. Today, we still celebrate our rich
history by inviting visitors to take a step back in time when
visiting our 1830's restored canal town of Historic Roscoe Village.
In 1855, transportation once again continued to be an important
part of our growth as railroads were added. Unusual Junction
pays tribute to these railroads as it is home to the historic
1895 Fredricktown Station. For a glimpse of an authentic train
station and railroad cars, not to mention the gourmet food market
and premier bridal shop, you will want to be sure and stop by
this fascinating location.
Today, transportation continues to be a key part of our growth.
It is now simpler and easier to visit our area thanks to the
numerous state routes and major Interstates running in and around
the County. You will find Coshocton County is conveniently located
on SR 16 just minutes from Amish Country and the Longaberger
(from the Coshocton County Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Find out what all there is to do and where to stay while in
has been named two times by Midwest Living magazine as
of the top 100 towns to visit'.
out why when you visit
"Once a bustling port on the Ohio & Erie Canal, Historic
Roscoe Village now mixes the charm and history of the 1800's
with fun and adventure for today. Roscoe Village has become
a mecca for vacationers who enjoy history, culture, fine dining
and shopping. Living history tours, exciting themed festivals,
distinctive shops, and delightful dining in a selection of restaurants
are just a few of the pleasures Roscoe Village has to offer."
"Enjoy strolling through over 50 shops in our quaint village.
Are you a basket collector looking for accessory items? Find
lids, liners, protectors, tie-ons, garters, floral drop-ins,
and much more! But, we're not just about baskets. You'll find
pottery, glassware, jewelry, handmade crafts, rubber-stamps,
scrapbook supplies, canisters sets, stuffed animals, collectible
figurines, artwork, home décor items, and so much more."
"Carmine and Louise DeRose, great grandparents of Robert
and Jeff Guilliams came to the United States in the early 1900's
from central Italy. With only pennies in their pockets and a
willingness to work hard, they began a family tradition of good
wine and good food. You can enjoy some of the many family Italian
recipes at the winery restaurant. Attire is always casual."
Lake Park Recreational
"Lake Park Recreational Complex is the place for the outdoor
lover with its many nature trails and bike paths, over 15,000
sq.ft. aquatic center for swimming and a fully stocked fishing
pond. It also plays host to the Monticello III canal boat ride
which features a 40 minute ride along a 1 1/2 mile restored
section of the Ohio & Erie Canal System."
"In 1928 a Swiss immigrant couple, Ernest and Gertrude
Stalder; began making Swiss cheese wheels in a tiny cut stone
building using a copper kettle and milk from neighboring farms.
By the 1960's, their son, John, and his wife Grace, directed
the company's growth into it's present facility while diversifying
the types of cheese being manufactured. Today a third generation
of the Stalder family helps to manage what has become known
as one of Ohio's finest natural cheesemakers. Nearly 3 million
pounds of cheese are being made every year from the milk produced
by dairy farmers in Eastern Ohio."