Paulding County celebrates Ohio's Centennial.
c. 1903. From the Paulding County Carnegie Library Digital Collection]
Click here to search this
statewide scrapbook for Paulding County images.
Paulding County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society (OGS), also known as the
Paulding County Genealogy Society, welcomes you to join us if you are interested
in tracing your Paulding County family history. We invite you to visit the
collection at the Paulding County Carnegie Library and start an exciting journey
into your family’s past!
Click here for more information about the Paulding County Genealogy Society.
here for Village of Antwerp Historical Photos
here for Village of Payne Historical Photos
Andrew Simpson, early settler
Paulding County, c.1870
[Photo courtesy of Vicky Mapes Hull]
Historic Photo Added to Digital Collection
library has acquired a scan of an 1894 Broughton-Hedges school photo.
The students are shown with their
Etta Shafer. The photo is dated January 9, 1894 and all of the students'
names are listed on the back. This item is viewable at the library in
11x17 size and also by clicking on the thumbnail images below. For more
information contact Susan Pieper at 419-399-2032.
The Local History
The Paulding County Carnegie Library is dedicated to maintaining historical
information relevant to the history and genealogy of Paulding County. The
collection consists of books, maps and other items that are important when
researching the history of the county.
To read historical renderings of Paulding County,
follow these links:
History of the Library:
here to read a brief history of the Paulding County Carnegie Library.
History of Paulding County
here to read an historic account of Paulding County history.
here to view historical photos
The library has a growing
digital collection of historical photographs of Paulding County. If you
would like to add your photo or other paper item to the collection, contact the
library at 419-399-2032. We appreciate the public's support of this
important historical project.
of Paulding County Ghost Towns:
here to view a map of Paulding County Ghost Towns, courtesy of the Paulding
County Engineer's Office.
of Paulding County Country School House Locations:
here to view a map of Paulding County Country School House locations, courtesy
of the Paulding County Engineer's Office.
The Local History Collection includes:
micro-film dating to late 19th century, including Paulding Republican, Paulding
Democrat, Paulding Progress and other county newspapers
Books & Pamphlets:
A variety of books and pamphlets
written about Paulding County, its history and villages are available for
micro-film comprehensive from 1840
1878 Map of Paulding County features:
Six Mile Reservoir in
Canal towns including Canalport, St. Andrews, Newberg, Murat, Timberville and
Oquanoxa's Reserve (Indian Reservation)
Names of platted land owners
1914 Soil Map of Paulding County features:
Soil profiles of clay
loam, clay, heavy clay, silt loam, silty clay loam, fine sandy loam, gravelly
Schools including: Hook School, Erter School, Champion School, Elmtree School,
Worm School, Happy Corner School, Sunny Side School, Pink School, Swamp College,
Logtown School, Keppler School
Canals: Abandoned Wabash Canal, Miami-Erie Canal
Rail-Road Lines: Wabash Railroad; New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad;
Cincinnati Northern Railroad; Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad
Civil War Roster Index for
World War II Veterans Lists
Paulding High School and other
county high school year books, some back to early 20th century
Paulding County Recorder's
Office - Deeds 1849-1940
of Paulding Council Minutes 1874-1991