On September 1, 1864, at a shoe shop, 62 voters elected a mayor, recorder and five trustees. Nine days later, at the first meeting of the incorporated village of Garrettsville, the building of a plank walk from the depot to the east side of town was unanimously approved. By that time or soon after, Garrettsville had become the home of a grist mill, carriage factories, distillery, tannery, woolen mill, chair and table factory. two or three foundries, a saw mill which also turned out rakes, a pail factory and, because flax was an important crop, a linseed oil factory.
Today, the little settlement which grew around a mill lives on, still a shopping center for a tri-county area, still rural in the midst of rapidly growing northeastern Ohio, still a good place to visit and a great place to live.
The Chamber of Commerce meets the first Wednesday of each month. Guests are welcome.