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Things To Do

Come enjoy the historic Huber Opera House, the Christmas Cruise Thru, the Defiance County Fair, our summer concert series, many festivals, and our beautiful parks. Shop our business district and enjoy some great restaurants. We are blessed to have an excellent school system, hospital, business owners, churches, and industry that all work together to provide quality services for our community.

On behalf of our community, we welcome you!

Dining

Enjoy a unique variety of dining options in our downtown area.

Area Restaurants

*Hicksville Chamber Members

Lodging

A small-town getaway with all the perks of the big city.

Area Lodging

*Hicksville Chamber Members

Recreation

Home of the historic Huber Opera House, Defiance County Fairgrounds, and more.

History

The people that call this village with the funny name “home” are proud of their heritage and have a fierce determination to continue its greatness.

In 1680 French explorer La Salle was sent to the territory of The Black Swamp. The region became a point of exchange for the fur-bearing region around the Maumee River.

The area developed continually with the government building roads and canals to the west. In 1837, the Hicks Land Company sent A.P. Edgerton to the territory to start a new town and in 1838 he became the first postmaster. Hicksville kept growing and by 1860 had 910 residents.

Logging was done extensively and settlers bought land holdings. In the founding days of Hicksville, before the Civil War, native oak and ash were the raw materials used to start “handle” factories. Hicksville’s first industries.

In 1870 it was learned that a railroad was to be built by the B&O Railroad Company. In order to bring it through the town, Mr. Edgerton gave a right of way through Defiance County, and on August 13th, 1874 the first train passed through Hicksville.

The church St. Paul Episcopal, established 1875, is now on the National Registry. The Huber Opera House, among the finest in the Midwest, and the Swilley Hotel, owned by parents of actress Amelia Bingham, attracted many pioneers to the area.

Hicksville made its debut in American literature in 1885 when Mark Twain mentioned the town in chapter 33 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Tom Sawyer claims to be a stranger from Hicksville, Ohio.

One of the most notable figures from Hicksville, was Daeida Hartle Wilcox Beveridge, whom co-founded and named Hollywood, California. Many Hollywood streets and locations were named after friends and places in Daeida’s hometown.

Much has changed in Hicksville over the past 200 years, but one thing remains the same – its citizens love for their community.

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Community
Resources

Healthcare

No need to travel outside of Hicksville for state-of-the-art care with a hometown ‘bedside manner.’

Library

Johnson Memorial Library is a branch of the Defiance Public Library System and offers free WiFi, books, DVDs, and more.

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116 West High Street
Hicksville, OH 43526
(419) 542-6200

Local Government

The Village of Hicksville offers a wide range of services for its citizens.

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Village of Hicksville
111 South Main Street
Hicksville, OH 43526
(419) 542-8095

Defiance County Commissioners
500 Court Street, Suite A
Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 782-4761

News & Media

Being connected to the community and abroad has never been easier.

News & Media Providers

HIX-TV
(419) 769-4749

The News-Tribune
147 E. High St.
P.O. Box 303
Hicksville, OH 43526

SMTA
115 Antwerp Dr.
Hicksville, OH 43526
1-800-743-5707

 

Education

The Hicksville area offers excellent education choices from childhood through adulthood.

Education Providers

PRE-SCHOOL

Hicksville Head Start Center
520 B W High St, Hicksville, OH 43526
(419) 542-9500

St. John Preschool & Child Care
813 E High St, Hicksville, OH 43526
(419) 542-8422


PRIMARY/SECONDARY

Hicksville Village Schools
958 E High St, Hicksville, OH 43526
(419) 542-7636

Four County Career Center
22900 OH-34, Archbold, OH 43502
(419) 267-3331


COLLEGES

Defiance College
701 N. Clinton St., Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 784-4010

Northwest State Community College
22600 State Route 34, Archbold, OH 43502
(855) 267-5511

 

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144 E. High Street
P.O. Box 103
Hicksville, Ohio 43526

(419) 542-6912

Fax: (419) 542-8046