Sugarcreek, Ohio                                                                                                       Back to Amish Towns

Sugarcreek, Ohio

Sugarcreek is in Tuscarawas County near the Holmes County line, and is also known as Ohio's Little Switzerland.  The village
was formed in 1882, after the Conotton Valley Railroad went through the area.  Soon, buildings sprang up around the railroad
depot, and Sugarcreek soon got its name after a nearby creek.  In the early 1800’s, Amish Mennonites from eastern Pennsylvania
came to Ohio, and made the area’s first Mennonite settlement near where Sugarcreek is today.  The village is a favorite among
tourists to visit, especially the historic downtown area with its shops and restaurants.