VILLAGE OF LUCAS, OHIO
Nestled in the rolling hills of Richland County, the Village of Lucas is located on State Route 39 approximately 7 miles southeast of Mansfield. Founded in 1836 by David Tucker, the rural areas that surround the village are rich in farmland. The village, with a population of 589 residents provides visitors a welcoming presence with its re-vitalized store fronts and the place we call “home”.
HISTORY Sometimes referred to as the gateway to Mohican, Lucas was home to notable people such as Pulitzer Prize winning author and world-renowned conservationist Louis Bromfield. “Louis” purchased property just outside Lucas on Pleasant Valley Road which became known as Malabar Farm. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall exchanged nuptials at Malabar Farm on May 21, 1945. Malabar is now a State Park. Also known to the Lucas area was John Chapman, more commonly known as Johnny Appleseed, who introduced apple trees to Ohioans. Lucas is no stranger to Hollywood as several rural areas have been the location of choice for movies such as Harry and Walter Go to New York starring James Caan, Elliot Gould, and Diane Keaton. And most recently The Shawshank Redemption starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.
VILLAGE OF LUCAS EMAIL101 First Avenue VillageofLucas@aol.comP.O. Box 366Lucas, OH 44843 GOVERNMENT FORMAT Statutory VillageTELEPHONE Incorporated in 1836419-892-2178FAX419-892-2999