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 Homestead.

(from the Coshocton County Convention and Visitors Bureau)


Area Attractions

Find out what all there is to do and where to stay while in Coshocton!

Coshocton has been named two times by Midwest Living magazine as

'One of the top 100 towns to visit'.

Find out why when you visit Coshocton!

Roscoe Village
"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."

Raven's Glenn Winery
"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 Complex
"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."

Pearl Valley Cheese
"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."