Links to other Norwood, Ohio, history sources
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following sites and has no control over the contents of the sites,
the accuracy of that content or whether the sites are active. The links
been provided because they contain historical information related to
These may not be direct links to specific history pages on these sites,
since they have been known to change. Check the web sites' index for
Police Department History
Fire Department History - replaced the volunteer fire brigades of
Health Department - how to get Vital Records for those who were
born or died within the city limits since 1908.
Norwood Recreation Department History - a joint effort of the City of
Norwood and the Norwood Board of Education to provide recreational
activities for the citizens of Norwood. Link is no longer active.
Public School History - originally the Sharpsburg School District,
this organization is older than Norwood itself.
Branch of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County - a
good source for Norwood History with an interesting history of its
- City of Norwood
- official City of Norwood website
- Norwood Business &
Professional Women's Club - a Norwood service organization founded
- Duck Creek Road
- text and pictures of this old, now-broken, path along the eastern
and southern edges of Norwood.
Archives - official site for Sears Homes. Site says that Sears
sold mail-order homes from 1908-1940 through their Modern Homes
Cincinnati Handball Association - photos and story of a demolished
"handball court" at the former St. Mary's Seminary in
- Our Lady of the Holy
Spirit Center - formerly St. Mary's Seminary in Norwood.
English Lutheran Church - includes a history of the church, which
was organized in June, 1909.
Haven Missionary Baptist Church - history of this church, which
was first started on Washington Avenue, Norwood, in January, 1954.
Over the years it has been located on Worth Avenue, back to Washington
Avenue, Hopkins and Carter Avenue, Reading Road, and, since 1974,
Indian Mound Avenue.
Presbyterian Church - history of this church, which was first
organized at the old Norwood Town Hall in May, 1887. By 1891, the
congregation moved to their own building at the corner of Smith Road
and Floral Avenue. Since 1924, the church has been located at the
corner of Washington and Floral Avenues.
County Probate Court - besides information on records in the
Probate Court, a useful guide for genealogy research is on the site.
This includes details about other sources of records, including the
Norwood Health Department's birth and death records for $7.00 per
Views - an extensive old postcard and photo site with many Norwood
images. One page in particular is interesting — Norwood
and Cincinnati schools.
Ohio, on Wikipedia - contains much historical and current
information about Norwood.
- Did you know that Norwood had reports of UFO's in its past? A May
8, 2004, Cincinnati Enquirer story
tells about one man's efforts in researching the reported UFO's over
Norwood from August 1949 to March 1950. More details about the 1949
incident can be found at "The
Norwood Searchlight Incident" or by GOOGLEing
Cards Read about the history of U. S. Playing Card Company, a
former long-time Norwood business.
Cincinnati Memory Project. Search for "Norwood Ohio" and
you will see 50 Norwood related postcards.
- Lane Library's Cincinnati
Regional Transportation. Timelines for Greater Cincinnati
Transportation, including Norwood related railroads.
Healthy Historical Society. Another local historical society
- Norwood Highlanders Base
Ball Team and Norwood
Highlanders Facebook Page. Plays old-fashioned baseball based on
photos and descriptions of Greater Cincinnati highways, bridges,
tunnels, etc., including some in Norwood
- Railroads of Cincinnati
with some mention of Norwood
with Robert Lindner, Sr. — WWII memories on cetconnect.org