Sugarcreek, Ohio

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Sugarcreek is a village in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,174 at the 2000 census. It is known as "The Little Switzerland of Ohio."[3]



The village of Shanesville was founded in 1814 by Abraham Shane at the intersection of two Indian trails (currently Ohio State Routes 39 and 93). This village was surpassed in size and stature by Sugarcreek (then known as East Shanesville, but renamed based on Sugar Creek) when the railroads came in the mid-19th century. Shanesville was administratively merged with Sugarcreek in 1969.[1]


Sugarcreek is located at 40°30′24″N 81°38′30″W / 40.50667°N 81.64167°W / 40.50667; -81.64167 (40.506637, -81.641728),[4] along the South Fork of Sugar Creek.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,174 people, 873 households, and 639 families residing in the village. The population density was 572.2 people per square mile (220.9/km²). There were 923 housing units at an average density of 242.9/sq mi (93.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.13% White, 0.14% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.05% of the population.

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