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Sugarcreek

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Sugarcreek is a village in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. It includes the community formerly known as Shanesville. The population was 2,220 at the 2010 census. It is known as "The Little Switzerland of Ohio." In the center of town stands one of the world's largest cuckoo clocks, which was previously featured on the cover of the Guinness Book of World Records in 1977.HistoryThe village of Shanesville was founded in 1814 by Abraham Shane at the intersection of two Indian trails . This village was surpassed in size and stature by Sugarcreek when the railroads came in the mid-19th century. Shanesville was administratively merged with Sugarcreek in 1969, and took up the current name for the village.GeographySugarcreek is located at, along the South Fork of Sugar Creek.According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.79sqmi, all land.LandmarksImportant landmarks in Sugarcreek include the main offices of The Budget newspaper; the aforementioned giant cuckoo clock; and a small but vibrant Swiss-styled downtown.DemographicsThe town has a notable Amish community which supports a tourism industry, is the headquarters of The Budget weekly newspaper, and has several large production facilities of the Belden_Brick_Company.
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