Welcome to NBOAHS
The Society's mission is to discover, collect, preserve, and make accessible material that establishes or illustrates the history of North Baltimore, the surrounding rural Henry Township area including the hamlet of Hammansburg, and Oil Boom era communities such as Eberly and Denver which no longer exist.We provide educational and archival resources for the community and others both now and in the future. The Society maintains its collections of historical artifacts and archives at the North Baltimore Area Historical Center at 229 North Main Street, North Baltimore, Ohio.
Visit the Center
Schedule a tour of the North Baltimore Ohio Area Historical Center by calling (419) 257-2266 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
From March through December, the Historical Center is open 9 - 12:00 Tuesday mornings for unscheduled tours. During January and February, tours will be conducted by appointment only.
Thomas Whitten describes moving to Henry Township in the 1860s.
Mary Howard recalls her family’s move to the area in 1830. They lived among wolves, bears, and cougars and saw the first schools and roads in the area.
Henry C. D’Rodes describes the difficulties of the early settlers he personally knew in transforming Henry Township from Black Swamp wilderness into a settled community.
A recollection of Schatzel’s arrival in North Baltimore in 1874–two years before the town’s incorporation and the beginning of an era of economic growth.
Part 2 of Samuel Slaughterbeck’s account, including stories of lost cattle, bear hunting, and the danger of being lost in the woods.
A first-hand account of a family’s arrival at their new home in the Black Swamp in 1835.