The Chamber is located at 101 E Perry St in the Paulding County Area Foundation building
Please be sure to contact us to guarantee someone will be in the office
Office hours are from 9 – 4 Monday – Friday. (but we are often out in the community visiting members and attending events.)
Executive Director: Mikayla Pieper
Mailing Address: PO Box 237 Paulding, Ohio 45879
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Paulding County History
Paulding County and its county seat grew slowly. In 1840, Paulding County was Ohios least populous county. The town of Paulding contained only two families. The principal reason for this small population was water from the Great Black Swamp and from a water reservoir for the Miami and Erie Canal and the Wabash and Erie Canal covered much of the county. It was not until 1887 that residents were able to drain most of the Great Black Swamp and the reservoir, opening the land to farming and further settlement. In 1880, only 454 people resided in the village of Paulding. In 1890, thanks to the draining of the reservoir and the Great Black Swamp, the county seats population increased to 1,879 people.
During the twentieth century, Paulding continued to grow. In 2000, 3,595 people resided in the town. There’s currently over 20,000 people living countywide. Thanks to the fertile soil left behind by the drained swamp, Paulding County is now a thriving agricultural center. Businesses in the town of Paulding primarily provide services and products to farmers in the surrounding countryside
For More History Please Visit the John Paulding Historical Society’s website
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103 E. Perry St.
P.O. Box 237
Paulding, OH 45879