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:
- 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.
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.
The Memoirs of Louisville native Alan T. Reed
- Prophecy Made Easy
- Memoirs of a Mountain Man
- Dust to Diamonds, or Mud to Metal
- Survival of the Adequately Prepared
Stark County Links:
- Stark County Recorder: official records of Stark County real estate
- Stark County OHGenWeb: a division of the USGenWeb project
- Stark County District Library Genealogy: Stark County District Library’s genealogy department resources and contact information
- Massillon Public Library Genealogy: Massillon Public Library’s genealogy department resources and contact information
- State Library of Ohio: digital library collection sources for genealogists
- The Ohio Gravestone Project: over 140,000 gravestone photos from the state of Ohio
- Ohio Death Records Index: purchase copies of Ohio death certificates
- Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: large scale Ohio Street maps from 1867-1970
- Free Public Records Free Directory: links to free public records in every state
- Find A Grave: over 79 million grave records
- American Memory: Library of Congress’s digital collection of American History resources
- Chronicling America: a digital collection of the Library of Congress’s historic American newspapers