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North Baltimore
Wood County, Ohio

ZipCodes
45872

Motto
The Love Bug City



Page Contents for North Baltimore, Ohio

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Economy



Statistics & Facts

The Ohio state capital is Columbus.
The population of North Baltimore is approximately 3,139 1990.
The approximate number of families is 1,238 1990.
The amount of land area in North Baltimore is 4.406 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.072 sq kilometers.
The distance from North Baltimore to Washington DC is 397 miles.
The distance to the Ohio state capital is 90 miles. (as the crow flies)
North Baltimore is positioned 41.18 degrees north of the equator and 83.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

on State route 18, just west of I 75. North Baltimore is in northwest Ohio, just north of Findlay.
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History & History Related Items

The area was settled in 1860. The town was incorporated as New Baltimore on Feb.7, 1876, The name was changed to North Baltimore in 1880. The area was part of the section of Wood County known as "The Great Black Swamp."

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad came in October 1873. A Well was drilled on the Dave Fulton farm, about a mile north of town in Henry Township, in Dec. 1886. This started the Oil Boom in Wood County. Gas wells and offer of "FREE GAS" brought much industry to town, including three glass factories, brick factory, furniture factory, foundry, machine shop and other manufacturers. Major fires destroyed much of the main street business district in 1885,1888, 1891 when 35 of the town's 76 businesses were destroyed, including 13 of the village's 19 saloons, 1894, 1911 which destroyed the Henry Opera House for the third and final timeand more recently in 1978, and 1985. The latter fire caused the Village Hall, built in 1890, to be razed after it was said to be unstable due to demolition of the adjacent building that was destroyed by fire. historical information submitted by Bonnie Knaggs, village Historian, president of the North Baltimore Area Historical Society - 11/2000
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Economy & Industry


Presently the area is home to Equity Meats of Ohio, Inc. makers of McDonald's hamburgers, Budd co. plastic parts manufacturers for autos D.S. Brown Co. makers of extruded rubber and steel products, Norbalt Johnson Rubber Co. Air Products suppliers of gasses for health care and manufacturers and several smaller manufacturers. It is also an important farming area, having some of the richest soil in Ohio.
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