About Us

The Village of Hiram, Ohio is a charming community of 1,200 residents located in northern Portage County, an area known as the Western Reserve. The Village is located at the intersection of State Routes 700/305 and 82, 32 miles southeast of Cleveland, Ohio. It is home to Hiram College, a nationally respected liberal arts college. Before serving as a decorated general in the Union Army and later as 20th President of the United States, James A. Garfield was one of the first presidents of Hiram College (then named the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute) serving from 1857 to 1861.

Other Hiram Village highlights include:
    • Rich with local history
    • Small community charm – surrounded by rolling farmland near the beautiful Cuyahoga River
    • Excellent public school system – Crestwood School System – “value-added data" now places the Crestwood School District among the top districts in the state
    • Excellent quality of life
    • Low crime rate
    • Close proximity to a number of higher education institutions, i.e. Hiram College, Kent State University, Akron University, Cleveland State University, Case Western University
    • Low property taxes
    • High-quality services
    • local police and fire departments,
    • capacity available municipal water and sanitary sewer systems
    • Viable transportation system – PARTA, 50-minute commute to Cleveland Hopkins Airport
    • Close proximity to a number of health facilities and hospitals, i.e. Geauga University, Robinson Memorial Hospital, Akron Children’s Hospital
    • Number of civic organizations
    • Abundant recreational opportunities – Village playground, Headwaters hike and bike trail, local canoeing on the Cuyahoga River, Hiram Biology Station, local fishing and boating lakes