History Connections

We here at the Heritage Society certainly don't have a monopoly on local history. Many area businesses and residents have a tale or two to tell (and frequently many more). Go ahead, we dare you to settle up on a bar stool and strike up a rousing conversation about the flood of '75 or venture into an area shop and ask about the lineage of all the former businesses that occupied that building. One of the great resources in small towns are the locals themselves and Canal Fulton is certainly no exception.

If you've never read the following works by these two local men, we highly recommend you to do so (the CF Library has copies):

Old Canal Days by Burton Porter - Mr. Porter lived in Canal Fulton in the late 1800's and wrote about many of the town's stories

Nostalgia by Waldo Streby - Mr. Streby grew up in Canal Fulton in the early 1900's and recalled many of the people and places in this area

If visiting our historic town and/or stumbling upon this website has sparked your interest then you should also check into the operations of these other organizations:

Local History Sites

The Fulton Mules play other vintage baseball clubs throughout the state and beyond - be sure to catch one of their games when you are in the area

Fulton Mules Vintage Baseball - canalfultonmules.wix.com/canal-fulton-mules

Canal Fulton Public Library - www.canalfultonlibrary.org

Days Gone By. Canal Fulton - www.facebook.com/pages/Days-Gone-By-Canal-Fulton-Ohio/622141821140859

Clinton Historical Society - www.clintonohiohistoricalsociety.org

Jackson Township Historical Society - www.facebook.com/jacksontwphistory

Massillon Public Library - www.massillonlibrary.org

Massillon Museum - www.massillonmuseum.org

Other Area History

Chippewa-Rogues' Hollow Historical Society - www.chippewarogueshollow.org

Barberton Historical Society - www.annadeanfarm.com

Navarre Bethlehem Township Historical Society - www.navarrehistoricalsociety.yolasite.com

Fort Laurens Historic Site - fortlaurens.org

Historic Zoar Village - historiczoarvillage.com

National First Ladies Library - www.firstladies.org

William McKinley Presidential Museum and Library- mckinleymuseum.org

Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors Bureau - www.visitcantonstark.com

the Peninsula Foundation - www.peninsulahistory.org

Wayne County Historical Society - waynehistoricalohio.org

Tuscarawas County Historical Society - www.tuschs.org

Summit County Historical Society - summithistory.org

Western Reserve Historical Society- www.wrhs.org

Ohio History Connection - www.ohiohistory.org


Massillon Genealogical Society - www.massillonlibrary.org

Stark County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society - www.starkcountyogs.org

Canal History

Stark Parks - www.starkparks.com/education_centers.asp

Cascade Lock Park Association - www.cascadelocks.org

Canal Society of Ohio - www.canalsocietyohio.org

American Canal Society - www.americancanals.org

OECA - www.ohioanderiecanalway.com

OECC - www.ohioeriecanal.org

the Monticello III - www.coshoctonlakepark.com

the General Harrison - www.johnstonfarmohio.com

the Volunteer - www.metroparkstoledo.com