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Essential Links for Wooster History

The Daily Record

Genealogy & Local History Department, Wayne County Public Library

Special Collections, College of Wooster Libraries

Wayne County Genealogical Society

Wayne County Historical Society


Additional Links

Main Street Wooster

OARDC Visitor Center

Ohio History Central

Ohio Historical Society

Wayne County Courts

Wayne County Economic Development Council

Wooster Digital History Student Blog

Wooster Digital History on Facebook


Essential Print Sources for Wooster History

Caldwell's Atlas of Wayne County (1873 and 1897).

Ben Douglass, The History of Wayne County, Ohio: From the Days of the Pioneers and First Settlers to the Present TimeIndianapolis: R. Douglass, 1878.

Ann Freedlander Hunt, Gone but Not Forgotten: A Freedlander Legacy.  Minneapolis: Two Harbors Press, 2012.

R. Douglas Hurt, The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.

Arnold Lewis, et al, Wooster in 1876.  Wooster: Wooster Art Center Musuem, 1976.

Paul Locher, When Wooster Was A Whippersnapper: Two Hundred (or So) Yarns about Wooster for Two Hundred Years.  Wooster: The Daily Record, 2008.

Harry S. McClarran, A Glimpse From the Front Porch and a Bridge to the Past: A Photographic History of Wooster Ohio 1808-2008.  Wooster: Wooster Book Company, 2007.

Harry S. McClarran, A Tribute to Wooster: Guarding Its Past, Present, and Future: A Second Photographic History of Wooster, Ohio, 1808-2012.  Wooster: Wooster Book Company, 2012.

Lucy Notestein, Wooster of the Middle WestNew Haven: Published for the College of Wooster by Yale University Press, 1937.  Reprinted by Kent State University Press, 1971.

Robin Radzinski, City of Wooster: Roster of Historic Landmarks, July 1997.  The Genealogy & Local History Department, Wayne County Public Library 

Wayne County: A Pictorial History Marceline, Missouri : Heritage House Publishing, 1994.

Bonnie S. Wipert, ed. Church Histories of Wayne County, Ohio.  Wooster: Typescript by editor, 1987.

D.W. Shives, Geo. A. Shives, and Chas. H. Merz, Compilers. Wooster City and Wayne County Business Directory 1884-1885, Wooster: Wayne County Herald, 1884.

S. Zimmerman. Wayne County Fair Horse Racing 1869-1880.  Wooster: Lulu Press, 2011.