The BCCIC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization made up of ordinary, concerned citizens, who have been meeting to organize and work since the Spring of 2008. The BCCIC is not a part of the Village of Beach City government, but works closely with the Village and must get approval before beginning any projects.
Bolivar, Ohio is a not-so-sleepy village strategically placed at the northern tip of Tuscarawas County, and its slogan, “Gateway to Tuscarawas County” harkens back to canal era days.
Located along the mighty Tuscarawas River just off Interstate 77 at State Route 212 in Lawrence Twp., the village offers all the amenities of today within a small-town, historic setting.
Nature lovers will enjoy the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath, and history buffs are welcome to visit the only revolutionary war fort in Ohio – Fort Laurens. Be sure to include Canal Street as a stop during your visit, where a multitude of quaint old buildings have been refurbished – featuring shops and agencies, a diner, bank, village services and more.
Located in northeastern Ohio, the City of Canton provides its residents with many benefits of big-city living while maintaining its charm as a medium-sized Midwestern town. Canton is home to many well-known national landmarks like the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame, the William McKinley Presidential Library/National Monument, and the National First Ladies Library and Research Center.
In addition to being the birthplace of American professional football and many important figures in our nation's history, Canton is also home to a vibrant arts community. The Canton Symphony Orchestra, Canton Ballet, and Canton Museum of Art give residents a place to experience art and culture from around the world, and our growing local artists' community is quickly becoming well-known as a dynamic presence in the region.
World-class hospitals and five area universities provide excellent care and an enriching learning environment while the serenity of our public parks and nature preservations allow Cantonians time away from the hustle and bustle of city living. With the cost of real estate estimated at less than half of the national average, Canton is as affordable as it is enjoyable.
Famous Dover natives include master woodcarver Ernest "Mooney" Warther, who is fondly remembered peddling his bicycle around Dover, helping children look for spear points in local fields, and providing a good story or two. Dover is home to the Warther Museum, which is an excellent look at Warther's greatest works, including amazingly intricate locomotives. Dover also is the birthplace of playwright Elliot Nugent (1899-1980), and Rear Admiral Herald F. Stout (1903-1987), for whom the U.S.S. Stout was named. Admiral Stout is interred at Dover Burial Park. An infamous native is Civil War guerilla leader William Clark Quantrill (who is buried at Fourth St. Cemetery).
The City of Dover celebrated its bicentennial in 2007. A fireworks display, festival and other events helped mark the celebration as one of the largest and most successful events in the city's history.
Each year, Dover is the host of many events celebrating its rich history. The Canal Days Festival fills downtown with families, music and other entertainment during the Memorial Day weekend.
The history of Dover not only tells the story of the city, but also of the United States of America. Each generation since Dover's inception represents the perseverance that has made our country great.
Massillon is located in Northeast Ohio, in Stark County on the banks of the Tuscarawas River, which the Ft. McIntosh Treaty of 1785 delineated as the boundary between Native American land and the territory of the United States.
Today, downtown storefronts sport colorful awnings as they compete with outlying commercial centers. The City’s Summer Concert Series and the Duncan Plaza Concerts fill the summer air with music twice a week. The downtown is filled during summer months with the Cruise-On-In and Dance Party, Family Fun Fest, Pizza and Wing Wars, and the Massillon Museum Island Party. Fans and traditionalists flock to the football stadium in the fall.
The canal towpath, revived as a hiking and biking trail from Cleveland through Massillon, augments the town’s thirty parks and green spaces. The Lincoln Theatre serves as a center for cinema and live performances. The Massillon Museum, the community’s cultural hub, is at the heart of downtown activities, offering ever-changing exhibitions, a popular coffee shop, research opportunities, classes, and a creative and constant parade of free public events.
Today, Massillon is a community of 32,183 (2013 Census Update) encompassing approximately 19.388 square miles and 176.59 miles of streets. Massillon includes more than 14,497 dwelling units, with a high percentage of residents owning their own homes.
Nestled on the banks of the Tuscarawas River, is the charming Village of Navarre. It is delightfully reminiscent of long ago. It was in southeastern Bethlehem Township where a missionary, Revered Christian Frederick Post, built the first dwelling, a log cabin within the present boundaries of Ohio in 1761. Originally, Navarre was three separate villages, each having their own square. It was an amalgamation of the three hamlets: Bethlehem, Rochester, and Navarre. The eastern section, Bethlehem, was the oldest, laid out in 1806 by Jonathan Condy, Rochester to the west was next, established in 1833 by Nathan McGrew. Navarre forming the center, came last in 1834. It was founded by James Duncan. A financial depression resulted in fierce competition between the three villages and caused a rivalry which was intense and bitter. In 1872, the wise businessmen of the community decided to incorporate the villages and name it Navarre.
The 1830's brought the Ohio & Erie Canal. The canal was in continuous operation through Navarre until the flood of 1913. Visitors are encouraged to take a trip along this historic pathway which follows the Tuscarawas River through the village and township. The Ohio & Erie Canal once had a great impact on the shops and businesses in the small village of Navarre. Now, the canal is creating a new excitement and potential for a much different impact with the Ohio & Erie Canal Heritage Corridor from Cleveland to New Philadelphia. The greatest charm of the village, for many people lies in its broad tree-lined streets and quaint homes and buildings relating to the historical past of the village. Navarre is the perfect blend of the past with the present and promises you a nostalgic visit any time of the year. Come visit historic Navarre and Bethlehem Township.
The plains were avoided by the earliest settlers who were accustomed to judging the fertility of soil by the density of its timber. They chose to locate among the distant hills rather than try to farm the scrubby plains. Time proved they were mistaken. Strasburg was settled in the plain a mile north of Sugar Creek much later than outlying parts of the township. It is impossible to state with certainty who was the first settler.
Zoar Village was founded in 1817 by a group of over 200 German Separatists seeking escape from religious persecution in their homeland. These Separatists thrived as a unique society for more than 80 years, making Zoar Village one of the most successful communal settlements in American history.
Today, Zoar Village is made up of approximately 75 families living in homes built from 1817 to the present. Visit us to tour the museum buildings, see early American architecture, and enjoy the quaint village scenery. Start planning your visit today!