Village of Carey Rock Solid Since 1858!


  American Municipal Power

AMP Inc is an organization of Public Power communities throughout Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virgina and Kentucky, who like us, believe ownership of the local electric utility increases reliability and offers improved  customer service. Click the link to visit their website.

  The Carey Cannon

A refurbished 1862 Civil War cannon (technically a 3" ordinance rifle) is a proud asset of our community. This cannon is an original weapon from the Civil War era, which stood idle in one of our parks until we were approached by a committed group of living history buffs, who inspired the project.  

The gun routinely appears in re-enactments and historical presentations, both around this area and at some of the national battlefields. A twilight firing of the gun is shown at left. Double click the photo for an enlarged view.

For more information, you can access the website for the 1st Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, "Battery H", by clicking on the link above this message.    

  Carey Area Chamber of Commerce

The Village of Carey is proud to acknowledge our Carey Area Chamber of Commerce and its efforts to promote our community and businesses. The Chamber has initiated the new website for public access, and more information will be added in the future. You can access the chamber website at

For more information on Chamber activities, contact Executive Director Ron Dunn by phone @ 419-396-7856 or by e-mail at


Click on the title above to visit the CareyFest website for current details of this annual street festival and music event.

  Carey Exempted Village Schools

We are very fortunate to have an excellent school system, with an active School Board and a supportive community.

Strong school spirit and community support for the athletic programs is

also very evident.


Click on the link above to visit their website.

  Dorcas-Carey Public Library

Citizens are quite proud of our library, both as another piece of living history in our midst, and as a modern resource for our growing young families. Clicking on the link above this section will take you to their webpage. 

  Indian Trail Caverns

The Indian Trail Caverns, located just a few miles west of Carey, is the site of Sheriden Cave. This site has received national attention for many scientific and historic finds in recent years.


You may click on the link above this section to find out more.

  National Shrine & Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation

Carey is also the home of the Basilica & National Shrine of  Our Lady of Consolation, operated and staffed by members of the Conventual Franciscan Order. The original Shrine Church, built in 1867, was replaced by the larger Minor Basilica around 1875, but continues to be maintained and used to this day.



The site has grown to include a Friary, the Pilgrim House  (used for guest lodging / retreat housing), a Retreat Center, a Gift Shop, a Cafeteria and a 30 acre meditative park.

For more information, click on the link above this section.

  Ohio Capital Asset Financing

The Ohio Capital Asset Financing program is a financing cooperative offered by the Center for Local Government to Ohio communities as an alternative to cash purchases or other forms of costly financing.

  Ohio Municipal League

This link is very helpful in tracking issues which affect Ohio communities. Member communities rely on this resource to keep them up to date with legislative changes as they are proposed.  It is a great resource for position  papers on these timely topics, provided with clear language defining the impacts, both positive and negative, to our communities.

  The Ohio Energy Project

Ohio Energy Project (OEP) continues to develop new ways to promote energy education and "Kids Teaching Kids" leadership opportunities. This year a focus will be Energy Efficiency.  OEP received a grant from Ohio EPA/OEEF to provide 2,500 students with a Home Energy Efficiency Kit.  The students will learn in the classroom how to be energy efficient in their homes.  Those students will then implement the different efficiency measures in their home while they are educating their family members. 

This past summer 69 teachers participated in the Energy Sources Tours visiting many of Ohio's energy sites that demonstrate the different sources, their applications and other science concepts.

  Wyandot County Recycling Center

Check here for the services provided through the Wyandot County Solid Waste Management District & Recycling Center.

Some of the current programs include: computer and electronics recycling, household hazardous waste collection, used tire disposal, appliance recycling, freon recovery, mercury thermometer disposal, recycling education, as well as the normal recycling "drop off" facilities.

  Wyandot County Visitor's Bureau

For those interested in more on Wyandot County and the surrounding area, the Visitor's Bureau website provides the background and some historical details. Click on the link above this section.
This is the official website of the Village of Carey, Ohio, 127 N. Vance Street, Carey, OH 43316