Located in the very southern tip of Vinton County, Wilkesville is one of Vinton County’s special places. Annual events welcoming visitors include a fish fry, a 4th of July parade and a bean dinner. An active volunteer fire department serves Wilkesville and much of the surrounding area. One of the county’s five covered bridges is located in the Wilkesville area and the town played a role in Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s raid through southern Ohio. The town is conveniently located just off St. Rt. 32, a four-lane highway that cuts through the county. According to the 2020 Census, the town’s population is 116.

The village council meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings are held at the Wilkesville Community Center.

Elected Officials

Mayor – Mathew Smith 740-507-4432

Clerk – Justin Smith 740-507-1172


John A. Adams, Term – 2013
45925 Covered Bridge Rd.
Ewington, OH 45686

Michael Johnson
43549 Angela Dr
Vinton, Oh

James Shifflet, Term – 2015
P.o. Box 75
Wilkesville, OH 45695

Fiscal Officer

Phyllis M. Mulholand, Term – 2016
73231 St. Rt. 124
Radcliff, OH 45695