THE SMART STORE™ knows you have a lot of questions that need answers and we have some of the best tools available to help you find those answers. Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about research and reference, as well as some of the most asked questions about Stark County. Enjoy because it is all free to use.
Yes, the library does have some phone books from various portions of Ohio. In addition to the Canton City Directory and the Canton Haines Criss Cross Directory, librarians refer to ReferenceUSA and popular web sites for reverse information. ReferenceUSA is a popular online source for US business and residential information.
The library has many books on the history of Stark County, including Edward Thornton Heald's six-volume The StarkCountyStory. Another good source for information is the Stark County Engineer's Stark County History web page.
There are several books about Canton's history at the library, such as The StarkCounty Bicentennial Story, v.2. The City of Canton, Ohio: History website is another good source.
Yes. The library has past issues of the Repository, 1815 to the present, with current issues in paper.
(Source: Decennial Census Totals and The Stark County Story by Edward Thornton Heald Vol. III)
(Source: Stark County Engineer)
- Highest point - 1,360 feet above mean sea level, 1 mile northeast of Paris.
- Lowest point - 880 feet above mean sea level, Tuscarawas River, Bethlehem Township.
- The city of Canton, Ohio is 1,060 feet above sea level.
- Latitude is 40.799°N
- Longitude is 81.379°W
The Genealogy Division of the Stark County District Library is housed in the Main Library and is located at 715 Market Ave. North, in Canton, Ohio. From I-77 take 13th St. exit and head east. (This street becomes 12th St.) At Market St. turn right and go south past 9th St. N.W. The driveway into the library's parking lot is approximately 100 feet past the light at 9th St. on the right.
The Genealogy Division is located on the second floor. Take the elevator or stairs to the second floor. Go left past the Reference desk and then left again through the double doors into the Genealogy Division. (The library has handicapped access.)
The Genealogy Division is open the same hours as the library. The library is open 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, and 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday (Sept. - May). The library is closed on the Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Library hours vary during the week of the Pro Football Hall of Fame celebrations.