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Located in the Founders Hall near the Bookstore entrance on the Tuscarawas Campus of Kent State University
330 University Drive NE

New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663


Mailing Address:
Tuscarawas County Historical Society

P.O. Box 462

New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

If traveling, please call to make sure the Archives will be open. We are closed when the Tuscarawas Campus Library is closed.



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A Tuscora Park Story

A History of Tuscora Park

by Fred Miller:

The little gem of a park still occupies the same territory it did in 1907 and through RTY, Inc. continues to operate two historic rides from the past- the merry-go-round and the Ferris wheel.

The books tells the story of the park from 1907 to 2007 and shares with the reader many pictures, past and present (in color), of activities and scenes from the park's glorious history.

Covered Bridges of Tuscarawas County

History of Covered Bridges in Tuscarawas County

by Terry Miller:

This small book details the history behind the building of eighty some covered bridges in Tuscarawas County from 1829-1939.

Terry has documented the building specifics and the builder costs of many of the bridges.

There are no remaining covered bridges in the county in 2009.

History of New Philadelphia Fire Dept

The History of the New Philadelphia Fire Department

by retired Captain Pede Meese:

This informative book tells the story of the fire department from a volunteer department into the professional department it is today.

It chronicles many of the most important fires in New Philadelphia including pictures and newspaper counts of the fires.

There are listings of the personnel of the department until his retirement.

History: Of The Ohio & Erie Canal

History of the Ohio Erie Canal in Tuscarawas County

by Earl P. Olmstead:

A detailed look at the Ohio Erie Canal In Tuscarawas County with chapters on each lock from the two aqueducts in Bolivar to Lock 22 in Newcomerstown.

Old photographs and maps show the details of the Ohio Erie Canal in Tuscarawas County from 1828-1913.

The Miller Studio Story

Straight from the Kitchen Table by Max T. Miller:

This large book details the life of the Miller Studio Company in New Philadlephia

- well known makers of the wall plaques -

that are still selling on Ebay and in antique stores across the nation.

Included are 1,200 photographs, many in color, of the plaques and of the history of the company.

The Only Game in Town

The Only Game in Town by Ed DeGraw:

A wonderful history by longtime newspaper writer (Times Reporter) of baseball as it was played in the county between 1867 and 1955.

There are eight chapter devoted to the men from Tuscarawas County who played at one time in the Big Leagues including a chapter with many rare pictures of Cy Young.

A special chapter is one the life of Alta Weiss and Lois Youngen.

An informative look at the importance of baseball in the activities of the small towns and villages throughout Tuscarawas County.

Book Order Form

Please print this form, fill in requested contact information, Circle the books you are purchasing, then mail with check to:

Tuscarawas County Historical Society

P.O. Box 462

New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663


Checks may be made out to:

TCHS or Tusc Hist Soc



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The Only Game in Town

Baseball in Tuscarawas County



History of New Philadelphia

Fire Department 1860-2004



Documentary History of The Ohio Erie

Canal in Tuscarawas County



Covered Bridges of Tuscarawas County



The Miller Studio Story



History of Tuscora Park



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