Village Office:
Fiscal Officer               
Utilities Clerk               
Class II Water Oper.
Class I Water Oper.   
Class I Water Oper.    
Class I Sewer Oper.    
740-869-2040   ext. 109
740-869-2040   ext. 112
740-869-2040   ext. 108     
740-869-2040   ext. 111    
Lowell Anderson
John Martin
Courtney Bricker
Misty Vance
Wayne Green
Chris Ladley
David Cline
David Cline
Brett Towler
Ronnie Vansickle
Dennis Case
Tyler Curtis
Village Government

Council Members:
Diane Spradlin
Jim Davis
Rebecca Burns
David Timmons
Mary Lou Stiverson-Ratliff, President Pro Tem

Council meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m.
If you wish to address council with concerns, please contact administration by noon on Thursday prior to the Council Meeting on Monday.  Council minutes are available on line.
History of the Village of Mount Sterling

  (Credit to Steven D. Jackson, Editor; taken from the Guidelines for the Historic District of Mount Sterling, Ohio 1987.)

In the last years of the eighteenth century, explorers and pioneers, attracted to the rich land and good location, moved up Deer Creek into what is now Pleasant Township of Madison County. The first permanent settlers in the area of Mount Sterling were James Hewey, William Hewey, and David Martin who claimed land and built cabins in 1797. They were soon followed by William Alkire and his family who settled in 1799.

  In the decade that followed, because the area was a part of the Virginia Military Lands, many farming families settled the area-the families of Elijah Bragg, William Creath, Forgus Graham, George Kious, John Riddle, John Smith, etc. However, no town or village was founded until 1828 when John Smith, who had purchased a large tract of land on the bluff overlooking Deer Creek, platted a village on that spot. The village was recorded at the courthouse in London on June 26, 1829 and named "Mount Sterling" after Mr. Smith's favorite town in Kentucky. Located in rich farming country, on key roads, and near the juncture of three counties, the town developed quickly. By the late 1830's the village possessed two inns, several stores, black smiths and a doctor. Around 1840, the first post office was established and was followed shortly on March 12, 1845 by the official incorporation of the town. The first municipal elections were held on August 15, 1845, and Lewis Timmons was elected mayor.

  During the Civil War, Madison County provided companies of men for the 17th, 26th, 40th, 95th, 113th and 144th Ohio Regiments. One of those companies was raised in Mount Sterling: Company D of the 113th regiment of Ohio Volunteers. These Mount Sterling Soldiers took part in the Chattanooga, Atlantia and Savannah campaigns, were at the surrender of General Johnston's Confederate forces, and took part in the Grand Review in Washington D.C. at the end of the war.

  In 1871 Mount Sterling first newspaper was founded, The Review (later called the Husbandman), and it lasted until 1874. IN 1887 with the founding the Mount Sterling Tribune, another weekly newspaper was started and has since recorded local events.

  The 1880's saw other notable events. In 1882 the town erected a brick, three story town hall that housed government offices and an opera house. In 1884 the Columbus and Midland Railway built a line through the town and established a station. This served as a major impetus to the development of the town. For the next three decades the community saw continuous growth: a doubling of the population, many new private homes and businesses, three new church buildings, and several new public facilities. These public facilities included a municipal electrical lighting pl.ant in the 1890's, the paving of streets and sidewalks around 1900 and the erection of a Public Library in 1910.

  By the 1920's Mount Sterling was a modern community located on the major 3-C highway and on a principal rail line. The village possessed three banks, one hotel, a department store many shops and several manufacturing firms.

  In the past decades two sons of Mount Sterling have had major impact on the affairs of the nation: businessman and philanthropist John W. Galbreath and Senator John Bricker.

  Thus the history of this unique community goes onward. In November 1983 the old town hall, long a local landmark, burned. However, a new structure quickly rose to replace it and was dedicated in June, 1985. Symbolic of the community, its design reflects the old structure but within is modern and efficient. Mount Sterling too is proud of its past, but is progressive in the present, and confident of its future.

1 S. London St. Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143
John W. Galbreath
Businessman and Philanthropist

John W. Bricker
Location of Mount Sterling in Madison County 
Coordinates: 39°43′10″N 83°16′5″W 

Country                  State             County
United States           Ohio              Madison

 • Total                1.73 sq mi (4.48 km2) 
 • Land                1.73 sq mi (4.48 km2) 
 • Water               0 sq mi (0 km2) 

Elevation[2]        902 ft (275 m) 
Population (2010)[3]           Total  1,782 
Estimate (2012[4])                          1,716 
Density                1,030.1/sq mi (397.7/km2) 
Time zone            Eastern (EST) (UTC-5) 
Summer (DST)    EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code                43143 
Area code(s)         740 
FIPS code             39-53046[5] 
GNIS feature ID    1065077[2] 

Historical population

Census                   Pop.                        

1850                       118                            — 
1870                       389                            — 
1880                       482                          23.9% 
1890                       752                          56.0% 
1900                       986                          31.1% 
1910                       1,071                       8.6% 
1920                       1,113                       3.9% 
1930                       1,090                     −2.1% 
1940                       1,115                       2.3% 
1950                       1,172                       5.1% 
1960                       1,338                       14.2% 
1970                       1,536                       14.8% 
1980                       1,623                        5.7% 
1990                       1,647                        1.5% 
2000                       1,865                        13.2% 
2010                       1,782                      −4.5% 
Est. 2014                1,748 [10]               −1.9% 

Utility Companies for the Mt. Sterling Area;
Electric Company:
Gas Company:
Phone Company:
Cable Company:
Sanitation Service:
Tri-County Joint Fire District
7 W. Columbus St.
Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143
740-869-2643    Emergency Dial 9-1-1
Sterling Joint Ambulance District
S. London St.
Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143
740-869-          Emergency Dial 9-1-1
Madison County Sheriff's Office
23 W. High St.
London, Ohio 43140
740-852-1332 or 740-852-1212
Madison County EMA
271 Elm St.
London, Ohio 43140
Madison Health - Mt. Sterling
164 E. Main St.
Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143
Emergency Services:
Accountants-Certified Public
        Bishop & Company - 740-869-3200

Air Conditioning - Contractors
        McCann's Heating & Cooling - 740-869-3358
        Interstate Heating & Cooling - 614-875-1227

        Autumn Haze Apartments  - 740-869-4266
        Muirwood Village Apartments - 740-869-4437

Assisted Living & Elder Care Service
        Meadowview Village - 740-869-2813
        Sterling Place - 740-869-7669

        Masonic Lodge - 740-869-4386

        Gerald T. Baynes - 740-869-2393
        Brooks Law Office - 740-869-4400

Automobile Dealers
        Whiteside-Chy-Ply-Dodge - 740-869-2074

Automobile Parts & Supplies
        NAPA - Woodward Auto Parts - 740-869-2196
        Warners Motor Sales - 740-869-3532

Automobile Repairing & Service
        Curt's Mobile Service & Towing - 614-565-9539
        Ram Towing & Auto Repair - 740-497-2145
        The Garage Inc.  - 740-869-3348

Campgrounds & Recreational Parks
        Deer Creek Camping Resort - 740-869-3519

Carpet & Rug Cleaners
        Premium Carpet Care - 740-852-5559
        Whiteside Carpet Cleaning - 740-869-4000

        Pleasant Cemetery - 740-869-3739

Chiropractic Physicians
        Mt. Sterling Chiropractic & Rehab 740-831-0075

        Apostolic Gospel Church - 740-869-4614
        Church of Christ in Christian Union 740-869-4300
        First Church of the Nazarene 740-869-3127
        Mt. Sterling Freewill Baptist Church 740-869-2463
        First United Methodist Church 740-869-3577

        Rev Robert Barker 740-869-4803
        Rev Ron Reynolds 740-869-3030
        James Blankenship 740-869-2423

Computer Service & Repair
        Sheehy Systems Inc.  740-869-4274

Contractors - General
        Jay-Car Construction 740-869-2144

Convenience Stores
        Sterling One Stop 740-869-3555
        Sterling Crossing 740-869-
        Fast Car Drive Thru - 

Cremation Service
        Porter-Tidd Funeral Home 740-869-2777

Department Stores
        Family Dollar 740-869-2350

Employment Agencies
        ACT I Staffing - 740-869-3410

Feed Dealers
        Reiterman Feed & Supply 740-869-3817

Financial Services
        Colburn Wealth Management 740-831-4004

Fishing Bait
        Fast Car Drive Thru

        Rapp's True Value 740-869-3553

Home Builders
        Maronda Homes 740-869-9333

Home Improvements
        Curtis Home Improvement 740-869-9954

Home Inspection Services
        JW Bowshier Inspection 740-869-4669
Customer Service &  Report an Outage

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Local Businesses
Horseback Riding Instruction
        Arrow Riding Stables 740-869-9970

        Hummel & Plum 740-869-2932
        Steinbrook & Sims 740-869-2712

        Kountry Klippings LLC Pet Grooming

        Mt. Sterling Public Library 740-869-2430

        Deer Creek Marina  740-869-4543

Muffler & Exhaust Systems-Engine
        Mt. Sterling Muffler & Brake 740-869-1118