A Zoar Tour

The Blog Tech and I headed off very early in the morning yesterday to go to our first Fall festival.  Click on any photos to enlarge for a better look.

It rained the whole way.

It quit raining just as we pulled into town.  The Zoar Store.

The old Zoar Hotel.

This town is simply charming.

Everything is so well preserved.

All of the historic places are numbered and named so you can identify them when you take the walking tour.

If you want to see more of Zoar and know it's history, you can read this post:  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/search?q=zoar

Every house has a very well tended garden.

Beautiful grounds everywhere you look.

One thing that makes this town very interesting is that people still own and live in all of the historic homes.

Some are a bit newer.

But many are from the very early 1800's.

The same fencing is used throughout the village and most of it is covered in Concord grape vines.

Even the garages are attractive.  It seems that each home has at least one birdhouse.

Zoar was originally communal so there are buildings devoted to different communal tasks.

Surprisingly, this house is abandoned and sit right in the middle of the village.  I would love to restore it!

Many of the village streets look like this.

The community garden still thrives.

This is the oldest building in Zoar and was the original Meeting House.

An old 'washing machine'.

Most homes have very decorative porches.

A perfect picturesque town to live in.

Too bad it is in the middle of nowhere.  More photos tomorrow of the festival.


Anonymous said…
It is a very beautiful town and I remember it from last time You posted about it. I wouldn't mind living in the middle of nowhere :-) But I would never be able to keep my garden that well :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Guillaume said…
Beautiful and atmospheric.

By the way I recently mentioned you in a post:

Anonymous said…
beautiful homes!
Patty Woodland said…
The middle of nowhere can get old...
Thank you for the tour--looks like my kind of town
Sunnybrook Farm said…
I'm not sure I would fit in there as I need several junk piles that I use for raw material on projects. Looks like a neat place though.
Debby said…
Do you live in Ohio. For some reason I thought you lived on the East Coast. I live in Ohio.
Craig said…
It's a lovely little town with some beautiful gardens!
The community garden is especially nice.
Joy said…
Looks like a very cute outing!
Chris said…
Lovely, thanks for taking me along!
Nellie said…
What a beautiful, peaceful setting!
Barb said…
I remember your trip to Zoar last year. What a delightful town. If I ever get back to Ohio, I'm going to Zoar!!
Margaret said…
Beautiful. Love those homes. Maggie
beautiful post Jaz; just to let you know that you are a big inspiration for me too, with your wonderful garden, and your continuous support to the shelter and community with your delicious food : ) it's a pleasure to visit your blog!:)
Suzanne said…
Simply beautiful
Autumn Rose said…
An hour from my house, and I've never had the pleasure of visiting. Looks awesome, but is it the place that is in danger because of a dam or something that is failing? Wonder what folks do in a case like that?
John'aLee said…
So where exactly is Zoar? Thanks for the tour.
Pam Strong said…
Years ago I bought a stack of recipe cards in Zoar...there was a recipe for apple muffins that were yummy, yummy, yummy. I moved years ago and lost the recipe. Does anyone know it or have access to it?

Would appreciate any info....strong15415@gmail.com