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.
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.
The Society has developed a speaking committee. If you need a person to give a program at your organization, contact the center at (419) 257-2266. The head of this committee is Tom Boltz. Mr. Boltz has written several books about this area but would be glad to speak on any historical subject you choose.
This pictorial history includes over 200 photographs of North Baltimore and surrounding Henry Township from the early 19th Century to 1960.
On the night of October 30, 1891, in the space of three hours, much of the Main Street business district of North Baltimore, Ohio, was destroyed by fire. This is the story of the fire and how it affected the town.
See a complete list of publications and other items available.
The corner of South Main and East State Streets, where the Marathon station is now located, was once the site of the Hotel Baltimore. Read about this and the town's other hotels.
In 1912, Ohio was just as important to presidential campaigns as in 2012. Read about how presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt stopped in North Baltimoreas reported by the North Baltimore Beacon.
In the War of 1812, General Hull's army blazed a path through the difficult terrain of the Black Swamp. Their path was later used by early pioneers, and parts of it became roads used today. Read more about the history of the route known as Hull's Trace.
The Internal Revenue Service recently granted 501(3)(c) tax exempt status to The North Baltimore Ohio Area Historical Society, Inc. (NBOAHS), effective retroactively to November 9, 2009. As a result, people making contributions to the NBOAHS can now deduct their donations on their federal income tax filings with official authorization of the IRS.
The Society, which began the application process in late 2009, wishes to thank member Jean Boltz for her work in researching and completing the very detailed application form. Other Society members who contributed significantly to this effort are Society Treasurer Gwenn Mauk and member Janice Emahiser. The Society also wishes to thank Darlene Petkwitz, CPA, of Petkwitz & Ault, Inc. for her advice during the application process.