The Village of


Tyler M. Eblin, Mayor


Our Village, your Success

Starting a Business in the Village of Rutland

Development Opportunities

The Village of Rutland, a historic coal mining community, is situated in the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio. Nestled within our community is incredible potential for growth and new business opportunity. A number of commercial buildings currently sit vacant, awaiting for new development and flourishing economic activity. Whether it's a barber shop, coffee shop and cafe, family restaurant or hardware store, our community is eager to support your business.

Photos of buildings available for sale will be posted soon. If you are a developer, firm or individual interested in developing and leasing for business, or purchasing, developing and opening a business, please contact Tyler M. Eblin, Mayor, by calling (740) 742 2121.

Rutland Business District

The Rutland Business District is located in the heart of the Village of Rutland along State Route 124. Businesses currently serving our community include an automotive repair shop, a funeral home, two restaurants, two variety stores, a propane provider and a post office.

Business Objectives

While the Village welcomes all new lawful business opportunities, objective of the Village of Rutland is to facilitate economic development that promotes quality of life, meets the needs and visions of local residents, and nurtures reliable employment opportunities. The Village seeks new business in the area of banking; grocery; health and beauty; clothing and furniture; hardware; fuel and service; outdoor sports; and family restaurant and dining.

Economic Development Contacts

Tyler M. Eblin, Mayor

Village of Rutland

337 Main Street, Post Office Box 297

Rutland, Ohio 45775

Telephone: (740) 742 2121

Fax: (740) 742 0303

Perry Varnadoe, Director of Economic Development

Meigs County Economic Development Office

236 East Main Street

Pomeroy, Ohio 45769

Telephone: (740) 992 3034

Quick Facts

Small Town, Big Facts


The Village of Rutland is located in Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio, along State Route 124, connected to State Route 143 and State Route 684 by New Lima Road, and is part of the beautiful appalachian region.

Nearby Cities and Villages

Middleport, 6.8 miles

Pomeroy, 6.6 miles

Syracuse, 13 miles

Racine, 17.1 miles

Gallipolis, 21.9 miles

Athens, 28.7 miles

Jackson, 31.5 miles

Belpre, 41.6 miles

Marietta, 53.1 miles

Nearby Major Highways

Interstate 77, 47 miles

U.S. Highway 33, 7.8 miles

U.S. Highway 50, 18.2 miles

Ohio State Route 7, 3.8 miles



Village of Rutland, 427

Rutland Township, 1,710



Village of Rutland, 250

Rutland Township, 679


$46,655 - $53,000

Village of Rutland, $53,000

Rutland Township, $46,655

Public Services and Infrastructure

Public services in the Village of Rutland are a shared responsibility of the Village, Township and County governments.

✔ Cable, Telephone and Internet Utilities

Community Center

Electrical Utilities

✔ Fire Protection

Grants Administration

✔ Municipal Water System

Municipal Sanitary Sewer System

✔ Municipal Storm Sewer System

✔ Parks and Recreation

Police Protection

Street Maintenance
✔ Street Lighting