Abundant and fragrant cedar trees along Massie Creek gave this village its name.
Settlers in 1802 discovered the plentiful waterpower in this small central Greene County town with its numerous creeks and rivers. The water allowed millers to use that power to operate three grist mills, including what stands today at nearby Clifton Mill, as the nation's largest water powered grist mill still in existence. These mills provided corn meal that fed troops during the Civil War. 3200 residents call this small village of not quite three miles square home.
St. Rt. 42 intersects the village, connecting with Ohio Rt. 343.
Greene Memorial Hospital in nearby Xenia is the county hospital.
Local merchants provide general merchandise and services conveniently located for residents.
Bikers are fans of the charmingly scenic Cedarville portion of the Ohio to Erie Bike trail. History buffs frequent both the downtown Cedarville Opera House for a full array of music, theatre and literary recitals, and the nearby historic Clifton Mill with its working gristmill, country store and restaurant. Rural living allows many to adopt green thumbs, with beautiful flower and bountiful vegetable gardens.