Isaac Wells plotted the first map of Creston in 1870 and the area was officially named Creston in 1880. The Village of Creston was incorporated in the June 2, 1899 election with Warden Wheeler as Creston’s first Mayor.
Creston was a bustling village due to the fact that it laid along the Trolley Line from Cleveland to Wooster and was home to an Erie Railroad Train Station.
Main Street business district was home to Ober Harness, Schlegel Meats, Cover Grocery, Goodwin Piano, Ritzi Jeweler, Schlegel & Sigler Barbers and Matteson Drug, just to name a few.
With three railroads, The Wheeling & Lake Erie, B & O and NYP & O Erie Conrail, running through Creston up until the death of the Erie-Conrail in 1980, there has never been a need for traffic light control even though Creston is located on State Route 3.
Today the Village of Creston, population 2171 as of 2010 U S Census, has that hometown feel and is filled with great people and assets such as a wonderful Park with walking trails, Rails to Trails, Library, Fire Department, Police Department, Salvation Army, church food pantry, many churches and a nice business district consisting of several insurance companies, a bank, restaurants, several hair salons, car repair shops, body shop, gas stations, quick marts, flooring store, funeral home, livestock sale barn, butcher, dairy supply, Moose, towing service, heating & a/c service, realtor, post office, party center, car wash, childcare center and cleaning restoration company.
Creston also enjoys the benefits of several surrounding cities including Wooster, Medina, Akron and Cleveland.
As we appreciate living in an area of gently rolling farmland in Wayne and Medina County, we thank the residents and business men and women for making Creston a great place to live, raise our families and retire.
Meet the Mayor
Welcome to the Village of Creston,
Creston is a small, quiet village located in the Northern part of Wayne County and the Southern part of Medina County. If you are looking for a quiet rural place to live, that is minutes from Medina, Wooster, and Wadsworth, then Creston is the place for you. If a quality education for your child is important to you, Creston offers a great school district, Norwayne Local Schools. There are just over 2,200 residents that call Creston home.
I moved to Creston in 1997 with my wife, Bonnie, and we have raised 3 children, which have all grown up in the village. Creston has been a wonderful place to raise a family and I am proud to call Creston home.
I believe in giving back to the community and public service, so what better way than serving as an elected official.