If it looks like a throwback to small town Americana when you drive through the village of Killbuck, that’s because… it is.
Dipping down into the main community center off State Route 62, you’ll find a quiet but fiercely independent community. Proud to be a part of Holmes County but determined to chart our own course, Killbuck offers our residents a simpler life intertwined with a strong sense of community spirit and pride.
Visitors and residents enjoy a quiet community but one that is full of life, vigor, recreation and hometown activities.
Boasting a popular community park with first-class softball facilities and more, Killbuck families and visitors have a beautiful setting for a whole host of activities.
The Killbuck Early American Days Festival, Labor Day Weekend, brings folks from all over for the fun parades, music, and family-friendly events. But, just as importantly, it provides a homecoming event that reunites family and friends annually.
History lovers make the Killbuck Valley Museum a sure-fire stop while in town. One of the best kept secrets in Holmes County, this natural history museum features an outstanding collection of rocks and minerals from all over the world as well as Indian artifacts, an archeological room displaying the mastodon digs of Dr. Nigel Brush, a variety of old time medical supplies of former local Dr. Roth, war memorabilia from local veterans, a taxidermy room and more.
While our village has preserved its peaceful atmosphere and casual lifestyle, it also provides a wonderful location for small business and larger industries alike. Furthering the economic base is always a major priority for our community leaders who skillfully balance a healthy business atmosphere and a welcoming small town environment.
For those of us that live here and those that come to visit, Killbuck is a return to a simpler time and place but a village that always has its eyes on the future. Whether growing our economy or growing our community, our sights are firmly aimed at having the best of both worlds.
Killbuck is a community custom built for raising families in a comfortable and secure setting. Kids on bikes, playing outside regardless of the season, and banded together in academic and athletic endeavors is commonplace—as are the ever present faces of their parents, grandparents and friends supporting every step of their development.
So how best to sum it all up? One of our residents puts it as simply as this:
“Great place to live… wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.”
It’s a sentiment shared by many and one we feel you’ll understand completely when you move here or just come to visit.