Hamler, Ohio

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Hamler is a village in Henry County, Ohio, United States. The population was 650 at the 2000 census. Founded in 1875 by John Hamler, Hamler is a rural farming community in Northwest Ohio about 40 miles southwest of Toledo, Ohio. It is located at the intersection of the former Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) and former Detroit, Toledo and Ironton (D,T&I) railroads and the intersection of Ohio State Route 109 and Ohio State Route 18.

Hamler is the home town of Kelly Creager, who served as Miss Ohio for 1997 and represented Ohio in the Miss America contest. She previously held the title of Miss Conneaut.

Hamler is also the boyhood home of composer and musician Chip Davis of the renowned Mannheim Steamroller musical group.

A village consisting primarily of residents of German heritage, Hamler is home of the annual Hamler Summerfest which features German polka bands, polka dancing, German food and free-flowing beer.

Hamler students attend school in the Patrick Henry Local School District, which is a consolidation of the former school districts in the villages of Hamler, Deshler, Grelton, Malinta, and McClure.



Hamler is located at 41°13′46″N 84°2′0″W / 41.22944°N 84.033333°W / 41.22944; -84.033333 (41.229332, -84.033313)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 650 people, 236 households, and 173 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,137.1 people per square mile (440.3/km²). There were 254 housing units at an average density of 444.4/sq mi (172.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 88.31% White, 0.31% African American, 10.62% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.62% of the population.

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