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The Village of Orwell is located within Ashtabula County in
northeast Ohio within the region known as
the "Grand Valley."
Incorporated in 1921, Orwell is the economic hub and
Southwest Gateway to Ashtabula County. Many of the
commercial services such as doctors, food, shopping, banking, gas
stations, pharmacy, K-12 Grand Valley School system, veterinarians,
restaurants and others are located within the Village and are not
found elsewhere within a 15 mile radius.
Especially important to the economy of the region is
the manufacturing sector. Orwell's manufacturers
originally located along the now abandoned rail line
running between Ashtabula and Warren. Today, the
major manufacturers include Kennametal, Welded
Tubes, Kraftmaid and Woodcraft Industries and others.
Residents of the region have provided valued workforce for these
industries, while the industries are the lifeblood of this region's
Valley is characterized by natural splendor and agricultural, rural
charm. A growing Amish community in the Grand Valley complements the
farming community. This region is made up of several small
communities. Gaining its name as the origin of the Grand Valley, the
region is best known for its scenic beauty. There are plenty of
woods in the area for hunting, fishing and camping throughout the
year. A major draw to the region comes from the abandoned railway
which is now part of the Greenway Trail, today totaling 44 miles of
paved asphalt trail for walkers, bicyclists and in the winter snow
mobilers. The Village maintains a parking area for those using the
trail and also holds events on the trail.
Agriculture has long been an
important element of the region's economy; natural resources with
promises of oil and natural gas is growing as a viable, hopeful
sector as well.
website is intended to provide you with basic information about the
Village's operations and services, as well as to keep residents
informed about issues impacting the community.
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