The Village had its beginnings in 1817 when settlers from New England homesteaded by the side of Camel Creek.  Their neighbors included the Wolf and Chippewa Indians.  Henry Thorndyke and James Fowler became the first landowners of the twenty-five square miles of the newly formed Township.  James Fowler named the new territory after his home, Westfield, Massachusetts.

Westfield Center, located in southern Medina County, was established in 1826.  The Village was laid out as a typical New England settlement with a central four  acre green.  The Village Hall, facing the commons, was built two  years later and was soon joined by two  churches, a general store and an inn.  The Post Office came in 1836 and the Village somehow became known as LeRoy.  The name issue was resolved in 1971 when the Village was once again named Westfield Center.

A new Village Hall, housing the municipal government offices, the Police Department and the Post Office, was dedicated in 2001.

No historical sketch, however brief, can ignore the impact of the Westfield Group.  The presence of “The Company” put the tiny Village “on the map”.  Chartered by the Ohio legislature in 1848, the Ohio Farmers’ Insurance was founded by local farmers.  In 1971, in conjunction with the Village name change, the Ohio Farmers’ Insurance became the Westfield Companies.  Originally critics said the business could not succeed.  The Company has now been in business for more than 160 years and contributes to the financial stability of the Village.  The Westfield Group is a recognized good citizen of the community.


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INVITES YOU TO: THE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY & RECEPTION FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019 3:00-7:00 P.M. ~ GUILFORD TOWNSHIP FIRE STATION, 100 GREENWICH ROAD, SEVILLE OH 44273 Medina Fiber County Fiber Network, Lit Communities, and Peak Communications are proud to announce the official launch of Medina Fiber! We’d like to invite you to join us at …

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Christmas Tree Disposal

C. Martin will pick up Christmas trees, free of charge, on the following dates: 12/30/2019; 1/6/2020 AND 1/13/2020. After 1/13/2020 residents will have to call C. Martin to make arrangements to have the trees picked up and the charge will be $15.00 per tree.

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Holiday Lighting Evening!

Let it shine! Park Circle Gazebo Christmas Tree Lighting & Celebration Friday, November 29, 2019 5:30 p.m. If you have not driven by the Westfield Center circle lately, you’re in for a surprise. New lighting has been added to the gazebo and to nearby trees, showcasing the area and bringing the circle to life at …

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As part of an Eagle Scout Project Devin Filak created a map of our cemetery taking pictures of the headstones. To view the map/headstones click on the CEMETERY MAP LINK. Thank you Devin and Boy Scout Troup 454!!

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