Galion High School

Galion Primary School

The Crestline Municipal Swimming Pool

The Crestline Municipal swimming pool features a shallow end for toddlers, wheelchair access and a large water slide. Advocate photo

Galion Intermediate School

Crestline Exempted Village School District

For the first time we are housed in a beautiful single facility for grades K-12, located next to the location of the previous high school

Galion Middle School

Playground at Hamilton Park

Crestline is known for its parks and recreational areas. This playground is located at Hamilton Park. Advocate photo

Crestline Public Library

The Crestline Public Library on North Thoman Street is an excellent facility offering a large collection of books and multi-media materials, and several meetings rooms available for free rental. Advocate photo

Crestline Village Hall, Fire & Police Dept.

Crestline's Village Hall, Fire Department and Police Department are located at 100 North Seltzer Street. Advocate photo

Brownella Cottage

The home of Episcopal Bishop William Scranton Brown, was built in 1887 at a cost of $6,500. In 1979 it was given to the Galion Historical Society and presently serves as their headquarters/museum.

The Log House

Located at Heise Park in Galion, this structure was built around 1822 as a home, then became the original “GALION PUBLIC LIBRARY & READING ROOM”.

The Big Four Depot

Located in Galion, built in 1900 and purchased by the city of Galion in 2000. In the railroads' hey-day, 32 passenger and mail trains came through Galion on an average day.

The Galion Theatre

Located in Downtown Galion, the former movie theatre known as, “THE GALION” was built in 1949. In 1993 it was sold to “THE GALION COMMUNITY THEATRE GROUP”.

Veteran’s Memorial

Located at Heise Park in Galion and was dedicated on May 18, 2002. The memorial is in honor of men and women from the Galion area who have served in our armed forces.

Galion Community Center-YMCA

Galion Public Library

Located in Galion and built in 1904. The money to build this beautiful Classical Ionic Design building was provided by Andrew Carneige.

Galion-Park Square Gazebo

Shunk Museum

Located on North Thoman Street in Crestline. Home of the Crestline Historical Society.
  • The Crestline Municipal swimming pool features a shallow end for toddlers, wheelchair access and a large water slide.
Advocate photo
  • For the first time we are housed in a beautiful single facility for grades K-12, located next to the location of the previous high school
  • Crestline is known for its parks and recreational areas. This playground is located at Hamilton Park.
Advocate photo
  • The Crestline Public Library on North Thoman Street is an excellent facility offering a large collection of books and multi-media materials, and several meetings rooms available for free rental.
Advocate photo
  • Crestline's Village Hall, Fire Department and Police Department are located at 100 North Seltzer Street. 
Advocate photo
  • The home of Episcopal Bishop William Scranton Brown, was built in 1887 at a cost of $6,500.  In 1979 it was given to the Galion Historical Society and presently serves as their headquarters/museum.
  • Located at Heise Park in Galion, this structure was built around 1822 as a home, then became the original “GALION PUBLIC LIBRARY & READING ROOM”.
  • Located in Galion, built in 1900 and purchased by the city of Galion in 2000. In the railroads' hey-day, 32 passenger and mail trains came through Galion on an average day.
  • Located in Downtown Galion, the former movie theatre known as, “THE GALION” was built in 1949. In 1993 it was sold to “THE GALION COMMUNITY THEATRE GROUP”.
  • Located at Heise Park in Galion and was dedicated on May 18, 2002. The memorial is in honor of men and women from the Galion area who have served in our armed forces.
  • Located in Galion and built in 1904. The money to build this beautiful Classical Ionic Design building was provided by Andrew Carneige.
  • Located on North Thoman Street in Crestline.  Home of the Crestline Historical Society.

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Local Attractions

GALION, OHIO

The Galion Theatre, Harding Way West -  The former movie theatre known as, “THE GALION” was built in 1949. In 1993 it was sold to “THE GALION COMMUNITY THEATRE GROUP”. A variety of productions make their way to this stage throughout the year. The building is also rented for private functions.

Brownella Cottage, South Union St.  -  BROWNELLA COTTAGE, the home of Episcopal Bishop William Scranton Brown, was built in 1887 at a cost of $6,500. The cottage stood empty for 40 years after the death of the Bishop. In 1979 it was given to the Galion Historical Society and presently serves as their headquarters/museum.

Veteran’s Memorial At Heise Park - The VETERANS MEMORIAL in Heise Park was dedicated on May 18, 2002. The memorial is in honor of men and women from the Galion area who have served in our armed forces.

Galion Public Library, North Market St.  - The GALION PUBLIC LIBRARY was built in 1904. The money to build this beautiful Classical Ionic Design building was provided by Andrew Carneige.

The Log House At Heise Park  - This structure was built around 1822 as a home, then became the original “GALION PUBLIC LIBRARY & READING ROOM”.

The Big Four Depot, South Washington St. -  The “BIG FOUR DEPOT” was built in 1900 and purchased by the city of Galion in 2000. In the railroads' hey-day, 32 passenger and mail trains came through Galion on an average day. Presidential candidates Al Smith (1928), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1932), and Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (1959) presented their “platform speeches” at the depot.

Galion Park Square & Gazebo - Located on the square of Galion in the retail district, Galion’s gazebo hosts various events throughout the year and is the focus of the annual Come Home To Galion/Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event that takes place, on the first Saturday of December every year.  You can reserve the Gazebo by calling the Office at 419-468-1857.

Oktoberfest- The Galion Oktoberfest begins the last Thursday of September every year and features some outstanding musical entertainment. It runs Thursday through Saturday. The event includes rides, games, food vendors with many great choices as well as the wonderful musical entertainment on the three stages.

Come Home to Galion-This event takes place the first Saturday in December annually and includes entertainment, tours of Brownella Cottage, an open house at the Library, carriage and buggy rides, ice sculpting and some great food on the square. The parade begins at 4:30 pm from Heise Park, to Jefferson St. to Harding Way and ends at the Depot. Immediately following the parade there is a ceremony, complete with the singing of Christmas Carols, the reading of the Christmas story and culminating with the lighting of the annual Christmas Tree. Santa then goes to the Santa House on the square to listen to all the requests of the children.

 

CRESTLINE, OHIO

Shunk Museum, 211 N. Thoman St.  419-683-3410 - Home of the Crestline Historical Society, the Shunk Museum is in the historic Hoffman House, one of Crestline's oldest houses. The museum houses artifacts and relics of Crestline's past. The collection also includes Native American items and railroad memorabilia. Shunk Museum is open for tours on Saturday and Sunday in the spring and summer months, and by appointment anytime.

Crestline Gazebo, N. Seltzer St. - Located in the retail district, Crestline's gazebo hosts live concerts in the summer. It is also available for special events, such as wedding ceremonies, by calling village hall at 419-683-3800.

Crestline Post Office, N. Seltzer St. - The Crestline Post Office lobby includes a beautiful railroad-themed mural, painted as a government WPA project during WWII.  The railroad is a huge part of Crestline's history and was the reason for the creation of the town in 1851.

Lincoln Highway (Main St.) - The historic Lincoln Highway, America's first paved interstate, slices its way through Crestline from east to west as Main St. Original Lincoln Highway markers can be found here. The Lincoln Highway Yard Sale, held the first weekend in August, brings crowds of bargain-hunters from surrounding states to Crestline.

Crestline Harvest Festival - The Crestline Harvest Festival is held the third week of September, Thursday through Saturday. It's an old-fashioned street fair which includes a midway with rides, games and food, plus a variety of family-friendly activities. There is a big parade on Saturday, a farmers market and live music every night.

Leesville (SR 598) - Crestline's only "suburb," Leesville lies to the west on SR 598. Visit the historic J&M Trading Post, Crawford County's oldest continuously operating retail store, for antiques and collectibles.