Historic Web Sites for Richland County, Ohio               

9/02

 

 

 

http://www.villageoflexington.org

Official site of village.  Great historical data, local attractions, events, info.

http://www.lexington-oh.com/

Lexington, Ohio

A good beginning look at Village of Lexington.  Shows area attractions, village streets and housing, businesses and services.  Includes map of Lexington, links to local sights.

http://www.seekon.com/L/US/OH/Lexington/

Seek On – Lexington, Ohio

Not very helpful – focuses mainly on links to related sites.  Not much local info except for businesses.

http://www.ncocc-k12.org/lexington/

Lexington Local Schools home page

Covers all buildings in school district, plus administration.  Includes message from superintendent, cafeteria menus, music program, Academic Boosters, school calendar, gifted programs, and maintenance.  Good for sports schedules and results, staff email addresses, class assignments, guidance news. PTA events.  No community info or links.

http://www.pe.net/~rksnow/ohcountylexington.htm#statistics

Key to the City – Lexington, Ohio

Limited info but interesting statistics about population, size, etc.

http://www.mrcpl.lib.oh.us

Mansfield Richland County Public Library

This site is excellent for local info and tapping into network reference sites.  It allows access to the library’s catalog from home, as well as electronic resources, and the Ohio Public Library Info Network.  Contains branch hours, search engines and homework help.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohrichla/

Richland County Website

Great site with links to many related sites, including obituaries, online history book, biographies, maps.

http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/datamap/cnty?39=139

U.S. Census Bureau – Richland County, Ohio

Good for basic census statistics.

http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~dataunit/profiles/rich.html

Ohio State University Extension Office

Good for basic profile of county demographic, business, and agriculture.

http://www.ohwy.com/oh/y/y39139.html

Highways Online – Ohio

O.K. site with some links to local attractions.

http://www.ci.mansfield.oh.us/

City of Mansfield, Ohio

Very informative site with links to all city departments, councils and wards..  Also includes Mansfield History and Statistics, Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Mansfield, Virtual Mansfield, Visitor’s Bureau. Also includes links to retail, hotel, business sites Space for comments.

http://www.virtualmansfield.com/

Virtual Mansfield

A virtual tour of Mansfield Ohio, featuring digital photography of modern Mansfield as well as an historic photo album, Vintage Mansfield/The Scrapbook.  Also provides  Mansfield Area Links and conveniences such as a link to the local Weather Channel, guide to Mansfield's downtown shops and restaurants.

http://www.mansfieldtourism.org/

Home page Mansfield and Richland County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.  Good visuals on page and nice photos.  Contains info about area, calendar of events, site maps, locator maps, links to related areas and sites. 

Includes pictures, links to arts and entertainment, attractions, events, lodging, recreation, restaurants, shopping and kids place.  Also facts about history and area info.  Links to site map, locator maps. 

http://www.mansfieldtourism.org/pages/history.html

Mansfield Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau

        History of Richland County

Short history of Richland County.  Limited pictures, some historic.  Links to other area sites, but nothing historical. 

http://www.mansfieldtourism.org/pages/hollywood.html

Mansfield Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau

-         Mansfield’s Hollywood Connection

Interesting facts about Hollywood stars in Mansfield area, movies filmed in various locales.  Some black-and-white pictures of movie stars, descriptions of films.  Links to locales including Malabar Farm, Ohio State Reformatory, Oak Hill Cottage.  Lots of background info.

http://www.mansfieldtourism.org/pages/bromfield.html

Mansfield Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau

-         Life and Times of Louis Bromfield

Very short history with highlights about local author Louis Bromfield.  Several historic black-and-white pictures.  Link to Malabar Farm site.  Some basic information about Bromfield, but limited in scope.

 

http://www.mansfieldtourism.org/pages/attract.html

Mansfield Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau

-         Attractions

Local attractions including ARTS AND SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTER AT RICHLAND ACADEMY, BROWNELLA COTTAGE, CAROUSEL MAGIC!, CELERYVILLE VEGETABLE FARMS, THE HERITAGE CENTER MUSEUM, KINGWOOD CENTER, LINCOLN HIGHWAY NATIONAL MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES, THE LIVING BIBLE MUSEUM, MALABAR FARM STATE PARK, THE MANSFIELD ART CENTER, MANSFIELD FIRE MUSEUM, MANSFIELD SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MEMORIAL BUILDING MUSEUM, OAK HILL COTTAGE, OHIO BIRD SANCTUARY, THE OHIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY, RENAISSANCE THEATRE, RICHLAND CAROUSEL PARK, RICHLAND COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, RICHLAND COUNTY MUSEUM, THE OHIO STATE REFORMATORY, WILDLIFE GARDENS.  Many sites are linked.  All have map locations.

http://www.mansfieldtourism.org/pages/arts.html

Mansfield Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau

-         Arts & Entertainment

OK site with links to three area linked attractions – basic info on Entertainment City, Mansfield Playhouse, Mansfield Symphony.  Maps.

http://www.mansfieldtourism.org/pages/events.html

Mansfield Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau

-         Events and Festivals

Upcoming events and festivals with dates, including: THE GREAT MOHICAN INDIAN POW-WOW & RENDEZVOUS, MISS OHIO FESTIVAL, MOHICAN SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL, PRAIRIE PEDDLER FESTIVALS.  Many sites are linked.  Complete calendar of events available on page.  All have map locations.

http://www.mansfieldtourism.org/pages/maps/maps.html

Mansfield Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau

-         Richland County Map

Contains grids that correspond to locations listed with linked sites.

http://www.malabarfarm.org/

Malabar Farm State Park

Extensive site.  Includes links to:  Memberships, Special Events, Directions / Map, Gift / Book Shop, Group / Bus Tours, Malabar Foundation, Donations, Educational Programs, Bromfield's Books, Bromfield's Movies, Related Books, PBS TV Specials, History Page, Photos, News Releases, Newsletter, Big House Tour, Pugh Cabin Rental, Trails & Camping, X-C Skiing, Roadside Market, Malabar Inn Restaurant, Malabar Inn Menu, Malabar Hostel, International, Sustainable, Agriculture Library, Barn Lore, Barn Dances, Weddings in the Big House, Volunteering, Links of Interest, Nearby Attractions.  Good for educational research, history of farm and area.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/mohican.htm

Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Mohican State Park

Extensive site through ODNR – includes area info.  Many links to related Ohio Park sites.  Local links include:  Mohican Home, Nature of Area, History of Area, Area Attractions, Lodge, Cabins and Camping, Picnicking & Swim-ming, Hunting, Fishing and Boating, Canoeing.

http://www.ohiohistory.org/

Ohio Historical Society – Great links to historic sites, extensive online collection of historic documents, photos, etc.  All counties in Ohio.

The following list was provided by Ann Keener, Richland County Public Library:

Celebrate Ohio’s Bicentennial

http://www.ohio200.org/

The official website of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission.  Link to Programs and Planning for information on the Bicentennial Barn Project, Bicentennial Bell Project, Bicentennial Signature Events or Ohio Historical Marker Program.

http://www.oplin.lib.oh.us/

Ohio Public Information Network (OPLIN) homepage provides numerous links to information about Ohio.  Begin here and explore the state or go directly to some of the sites listed below.

http://www.oplin.lib.oh.us/index.cfm?id=3

Discover Ohio offers a directory on a variety of topics including tourism, education, government, history, consumer information, genealogy, people, and places.

http://www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/ohiodefined/

Enter here and discover facts about Ohio’s past and present government.  The site is presented by the secretary of state and contains information about Ohio’s statehood, voting, Ohio’s presidents, its symbols, and more!

http://www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/OCA/

Ohio’s County Almanac presents facts for all eighty-eight of Ohio’s counties. Information includes population, land, famous people, and places to visit.

http://www.oplin.lib.oh.us/index.cfm?ID=773

The Ohioana Library Association encourages the literary and creative pursuits of Ohio’s citizens. Its website offers full text access to The Ohioana Quarterly and provides a selection of material from the Ohioana collection, a resource of materials written by Ohioans.

http://www.ohiohistory.org/

Homepage of the Ohio Historical Society.  Contains online exhibits such as Fight for the Colors, a selection of Ohio Battle Flags, Kilroy Was Here, a portrait of family life before, during and after World War II, and Ohio Pix, a searchable database of pictures of people, places, and events throughout the state. Also sponsors Ohio Kids! (See below).

http://www.ohiokids.org/

Information and games developed especially for Ohio’s youngsters.  Be sure to check out Cool Sites and Hot Links! for further sites about Ohio, including a guided tour of the Ohio Statehouse.

http://www.ohiomemory.org/

Digitized primary source material about Ohio’s past from prehistory through 1903 from libraries, historical societies, schools, and museums across Ohio.  Searchable a number of ways including by title, subject, contributing institution, and county.

http://www.state.oh.us/

The official website for the state of Ohio. Contains access to all branches of government; includes links to all departments and agencies within state government.

http://www.ohiobio.org/

Searchable by name, county, or profession, the site contains photos, short biographical sketches, and additional links for notable Ohions.

http://www.lerc.nasa.gov/Other_Groups/PAO/html/ohioast.htm

Provided by NASA’s Lewis Research Center, this site includes biographical information about Ohio’s 24 astronauts as well as other facts concerning Ohio’s role in the space program.

http://www.electionohio.com/index.htm

Contains links to county boards of elections, names, addresses, and phone numbers of federal and state elected officials, and an online voter registration form.

http://www.ohiobiz.com/

Search for Ohio businesses, communities, schools, and organizations. Browse Ohio Directory and Ohio Resources or search by name, location, type of organization, or keyword.

http://www.scioto.org/OhioHistory/

The Ohio History Network is dedicated to Ohio history and genealogy and is maintained by volunteers who collect information in the areas of their expertise.  Information on Ohio’s counties includes dates of creation, parent counties, information and links to sites of historical and genealogical interest within the counties.

http://www.worthingtonmemory.org/

A bicentennial memory project organized by Worthington Public Library and the Worthington Historical Society.  Check out Related Web Sites (Site Index) for links to additional memory projects around the state.

http://ech.cwru.edu/

The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and Dictionary of Cleveland Biography are searchable via full-text search or by browsing either an alphabetical index or subject index.  Several hundred images of Cleveland and its inhabitants are available in the Image Gallery.

http://ci.akron.oh.us/history/

Includes an historical timeline and photos of Akron.  Related Links include Western Reserve Historical Society and Summit County Historical Society. Check out Akron’s Historical Photos for additional links to historic postcards and a photographic tour of the city.

http://www.amish-heartland.com/

Site contains stories about the Amish, their history, culture, and traditions as well as a directory to businesses and tourist attractions in the Berlin, Ohio area.

http://www.sinclair.edu/departments/hum/dunbar/

Sponsored by Sinclair Community College with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, this site features historic Dayton, NCR, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and the Underground Railroad.  Ohio History Links contains numerous links arranged under 12 subject headings including Native Americans and the Frontier, African-American in Ohio, Women in Ohio, Labor History, Ohio Presidents and Ohio Cities and Regions.

http://www.ohioarch.org/

The homepage for the Archaeological Society of Ohio. Links under Archaeological Sites provide information and links to archaeological sites throughout Ohio.

www.dnr.state.oh.us/water/canals/default.htm

This Department of Natural Resources site offers a history and maps of the Ohio Canal System.  Links to Other Canal Sites of Interest includes the Canal Society of Ohio and the Shelby County Historical Society, Canal Page.

http://www.ohiofilm.com/

Offers a listing of films shot in Ohio, famous Ohioans who have appeared in film, and a database of 2,000 photos of objects or places in Ohio.

http://www.state.oh.us/auditor/along_the_ohio_trail/along_the_ohio_trail.htm

Along the Ohio Trail: A Short History of Ohio Lands and The Official Ohio Lands Book are available here online.

http://www.50states.com/ohio.htm

Basic information about the state appears on the opening page; however, use the links to access much more!

http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blusoh.htm

Contains links to resources concerning the geography of the state. Includes links to a variety of maps.

September  2002