SUMMIT COUNTY OHIO
1895 Map of Ohio
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for Large Map)
Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states
Portage, Medina, Stark
MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS
Summit County Probate Court Records
209 S High St
Akron, OH 44308-1668
Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Summit County Probate Ct Judge
209 S High St
Akron, OH 44308
209 S High St
Akron, OH 44308-1306
John D. Morley Health Center
(Akron Births & Deaths after 1908)
177 S. Broadway
Akron, OH 44308
Barberton Health Department
(Barberton Births & Deaths after 1908)
576 W. Park Ave.
Barberton, OH 44203
Summit County Health Department
(All other Summit County Births & Deaths after 1908)
1100 Graham Road Circle
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44224
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Language, Literature & History Dept.
Genealogy Librarian: Marian Davies
55 South Main St, Akron, OH 44326-0001
Main Library Hours:
Mondays - Thursdays 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fridays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays (September-May) 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Guide to Genealogical Materials
Bierce Library (University of Akron)
Corner of Buchtel Ave. & College St.
Akron, OH 44325
University of Akron - Archival Services
225 S. Main St.
Old Polsky Building
Corner of S. Main St. & University Ave.
Akron, OH 44325-1702
Kent State University Library
Kent, OH 44242
Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Summit County Genealogical Society
A Chapter of O.G.S.
P. O. Box 2232
Akron, OH 44309-2232
Information about Chapter
The Summit County OHGenWeb Page
Summit County Historical Society
465 South Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 44320
Hudson Genealogical Study Group
Hudson Library and Historical Society
22 Aurora Street
Hudson, OH 44236-2947
I just finished updating and moving my Web page with all the Advertisements scanned in from my GGrandmothers cookbook published in
Akron in 1893. I have also included a index of all names that appeared
in the cookbook. Its a great snapshot of Akron! Please take a look and
let me know what you think!
Summit County has the highest land along the Ohio Canal. The county is noted for its chain of natural lakes. The Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas Rivers flow through the county.
The city of Akron, the county seat, was laid out in 1825 by General Simon Perkins of Warren, Ohio. Its name comes from a Greek word meaning "high". Although best known as a leading producer of rubber, the city is also an important research and development center, as well as one of the nation's leading producers of childrens books and toys.
Probate Court maintains the following records: Estate Records 1840 to present, births 1867 to 1908, marriages 1840 to present, deaths 1867 to 1908.
Family History Library has some birth, marriage, death, cemetery, civil court, land, naturalization, probate & tax records.
My name is Mary Ann Hetrick. I am the Summit County Coordinator for the OHGenWeb. We Have a lot of famous things that happened in Summit County.
- Summit is named for the highest point along the Erie-Ohio Canal
- It was Established by an act of Congress - March 3, 1840. formed from
Medina & Portage Counties and two townships from Stark County.
- The 1996 Census Population: 530,571
- Land area of Summit County is: 412.8 Square Miles.
- The County Seat is: Akron City
- Known as the "Rubber Capital of the World," Akron in Summit County is
recognized as the world leader in polymer research. The University of Akron's
Institute of Polymer Science is internationally acclaimed. The Goodyear and
B. F. Goodrich both have rubber and Tire plants in Akron.
- Historical events in Summit include:
- John Brown, the person who lead the attack on Harpers Ferry that helped start the Civil War. His father was also an abolitionist whom was believed to
be a conductor on the underground railroad, and housed many runaway slaves in
- Thomas Edison's father in law Lewis Miller, also lived in Summit County. as
well as General Simon Perkins, founded Akron, and who fought in the war of
1812. His son Col. George Perkins who fought in many battles in the Civil
War, and convinced the B. F. Goodrich Company to move to Summit County.
The mansion of Col. Simon Perkins was constructed near historic Portage Path
- Columbus Barber who founded Barberton in 1892, ran the Barber Match Company,
which then became Diamond Match Company. Also took over Diamond Rubber
Company which eventually became B.F. Goodrich.
Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois
(These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice,
but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson
Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County
maps and Township plat maps.)
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area
that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.