About Burton

Welcome to Burton

Burton remains a quiet rural community with a town square patterned after the village greens of New England. In 1798, Burton became the first settlement, and the first official township in the county, and our historic district is known for its fine examples of Western Reserve architecture.

Located in Geauga County, home of the 4th largest Amish community in the world, Burton is rich in history and culture and is the backdrop for a variety of events throughout the year. We are home to “The Great Geauga County Fair” (Ohio’s oldest county fair) and many unique and delightful shops and restaurants in and around Burton square.

On the south side of the square, is the Geauga County Historical Society’s Century Village Museum. Each year, many festivals take place on the village grounds including the ever popular Apple Butter Festival.

Join us this year and make Burton first on your list of destinations.