Mount Victory’s authentic historic village charm comes from it’s historic buildings especially on Main & Taylor. But the real jewel of the village are the people – this is a village where residents greet you with ‘hello’ and ‘how are you’. Old Order Amish buggies and wagons pass through town, farmers trade stories at the hardware, homemakers watch kids play in the park, business owners greet each other in the bank and post office, kids hitch a ride with friends to a softball practice, volunteer firemen respond to their neighbor’s crisis – this is a snapshot of our village.
The village has retained a good portion of its historic business block and although the merchants have changed, the town remains self sufficient, full of independent spirit, with friendly folks and helpful neighbors. Local Main Street business include antique shops, hardware, bank, hair stylist, car mechanic, post office, pizza place, drive thru, thrift store, and the feed grain mill that can be seen from miles away. The village also includes the corner park and village park, 2 churches, library and elementary school – and soon to be brand new K-12 school breaking ground in 2014. Mount Victory also is home to The Plaza Inn Restaurant renowned for its homecooking and homemade desserts.
Antiques & Crafts Shops
Mount Victory has a gained a reputation as an off-the beaten-path destination for antique & craft shopping with over 14 unique shops and 40 dealers – almost all are within a gentle 5 minute walk.
“Victory, Victory — We shall name the town Mount Victory!”
exclaimed Thomas McCall when he learned Ezra Dille had won the bid on the land sale against a competitor. Like other towns in Ohio, Mount Victory started out as a rough and tumble place built by the lumber industry, mills, the railroad, saloons, blacksmiths and many village merchants.
Mount Victory was established in 1851 and the plat map was laid out in a traditional neighborhood pattern which is the pedestrian friendly grid pattern with convenient service alleys and community ‘nodes’ every quarter mile east to west. In Mount Victory those nodes including the town park, the Main Street business block and Ridgemont Elementary. That’s what makes MV a pedestrian friendly village – because it was platted that way over 150 years ago!