History Resources

The Local History Room

The Weston Public Library acquires and stores  historical information on the village of Weston, Weston Cemetary, and Otsego School District. Due to the limited space available, local history content is limited exclusively to Weston and its immediate area.  


Historical Sources Available at Weston Library

Obituary File

  • From 1891 to present (May 1891-1919, Jan., 1926-1949, Wood County Herald, on microfilm)
  • 1966-present, from the Sentinel-Tribune

Also on Microfilm

  • Tri-County News, Grand Rapids, OH 1933-1953
  • Eighth Census of U.S. 1860 Wood County

Print Resources

  • High School Yearbooks, Weston & Otsego
  • Pictures from the 1900's, Weston area
  • Northwest Ohio Quarterly, 1952-1981, 1971-1990
  • Ohioana Quarterly, 1961-1988, 1994
  • Official Roster of the Ohio soldiers, Sailors and Marines, 1917-1918, vol. 1-23
  • Roster of Ohio Soldiers, 1861-1866, vol. 1-11
  • Howe's Historical Collection of Ohio, vol. 1-2
  • Men of Wood County and Familiar Faces of Ohio
  • Wood County Commemorative record 1897
  • Index to 1870 U.S. Census of Wood County
  • Index to 1880 U.S. Census of Wood County
  • Scrapbook of Weston news, 1967-present (newspaper clippings)
  • Wood County Cemetary Indexed (Oak Grove, Union Hill-Bowling Green; Henry and Jackson twp, Liberty twp, Milton twp, Portage twp, Weston Village twp, and Potter Town.
  • Wood County, Ohio Wills, Estates, and Guardianships, 1851-1900


Weston Digital Collections

Preview of some of our digital local history photographs.

photo of Weston's first car

Weston's First Car!

photo of Weston's first commercial hotel

Commercial Hotel, Weston

Weston's first fire pumper

Fire Pumper