The Village of South Vienna...a short history
The village was
originally platted by John H. Dynes (1799-1849) in 1833, and he gave a plat of 32 lots to the village. At that time,
the National Road had been surveyed but not yet constructed in this area. The road was finally completed in 1837, although
it was opened through Vienna probably in 1834. Toll gates were placed on this thoroughfare about ten miles apart and tolls
were collected until 1883.
In 1904 another plat was added by Charles Arbogast on the east side of East Street
south of the present park. In the same year John Goodfellow platted an addition of 12 lots in the southwest corner of
Vienna was the original name of the village named for Vienna, Austria. The name was then changed to Vienna Crossroads in 1840
because of a town with a similar name in Trumbull County and this name was retained until 1909 when the residents of the town
felt they had outgrown its country name. This is when the village changed its name to the present name of South Vienna.
Vienna was and
the village still is, the center of a farming community and trade with the farmers was its most important activity in the
early days. The early settlers with few exceptions, were descendants of Scotch-Irish and Dutch settlers from Virginia,
Kentucky, and North Carolina.
If you walk your pets in The Village be sure to clean up after them!
Christmas in the Village
Saturday December 10th 2016 from 5pm until 8pm at Town Hall.
Santa will make his appearance courtesy of Harmony Township Fire
Department around 6pm.
Lots of good 'ol family fun right here in The Village. We invite everyone to come and celebrate with
Craft making for the children * Free entertainment *
Christmas caroling * Craft vendors at Town Hall * Horse drawn carriage
rides * Children 12 and under recieve a free gift at the booth in the garage at Town Hall * Hot dogs & hot chocolate availabe for 50 cents each
Grand Prize: $200.00. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
Chili Supper sponsored by United Church of South Vienna and held at Town Hall
At 4:30pm. Catch a carriage ride and enjoy a hearty chili supper!