Local History

The Louisville Public Library local history collection contains books, papers and photographs pertaining to the history of Nimishillen Township, Louisville, and the surrounding area.


Some of the materials available to view in local history include:Olga T Weber, Louisville activist, persuaded Congress to create Constitution Day.



  • Marriage-Engagement-Birth Index
  • Cemetery Inscriptions, Stark County, Ohio (7 volumes)
  • Louisville High School The Mirror yearbooks, dated 1941-present
  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School Templar yearbooks dated 1974-present
  • Church Directories
  • Kenneth R. Smith's history Louisville, the Way It Was, 1834-1990




The Louisville Public Library maintains a searchable database of obituaries published in The Louisville Herald from 1887-present.

Click here to learn more about the obituary database and ordering copies of obituaries from The Louisville Herald.

The Discovery Center, which currently houses the Sensory Space, is pictured here the year it was built in 1940 as a federal post office.

Much of the local history collection from the Louisville Public Library is on loan to the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society. LNHS is digitizing many old photos and documents.  When completed, these digitized images will be publicly available on both the Library's and Historical Society's websites.

The Library has also loaned our microfilm reader and issues of The Louisville Herald weekly newspaper on microfilm dated 1887-2004.


LHS WW2 Veterans 1935-1945 by Harold Voltz

The Memoirs of Louisville native Alan T. Reed

Any opinions expressed within the content are solely the author's and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the Louisville Public Library.

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