Brunswick Area Historical Society - 4613 Laurel Road, PO Box 714 - Brunswick, OH  44212 - email - brunswickareahistory@gmail.com

Over the years, many articles about the vast history of the Brunswick Area have been written in local newspapers.  The links at the right will take you to a sampling of those articles.  

Also, you’ll be interested to read excepts from Brunswick - Our Hometown, A History of Our Community and it’s Families

by reporter ‘Sam’ Boyer

Historical Articles

History of America: Brunswick

By Amber Dalakas and the Brunswick Area Historical Society

Book Description:

Settlers from the East Coast began arriving in the Brunswick area, then part of the Western Reserve, in 1815 in search of better lives and land to farm. Through backbreaking labor, these courageous pioneers cleared the land and built their homesteads and mills. Eventually, churches, general stores, blacksmith shops, and other businesses began to sprout up in what would become known as Brunswick Center. In 1901, the Cleveland Southwestern Interurban was built through the township, creating jobs and revenue, as well as a new source of fun, as families traveled to Cleveland for shopping and recreation. Brunswick became a city on October 2, 1960, and in 1965, residents celebrated the city’s sesquicentennial. Interstate 71 opened, connecting Brunswick with Cleveland in 1974. What was once a quiet farming community has now burgeoned into a lively city, boasting one of the oldest churches in the Western Reserve and Hiram Miller’s Underground Railroad station.


Author Bio: With the support of the Brunswick Area Historical Society, Amber Dalakas explores Brunswick’s history through vintage images. The Brunswick Area Historical Society was officially chartered in 1992 and calls a mid-19th-century farm, the Heritage Farm Museum, home.


Copies of the book are available for sale at our events or through the Society.


Eatery Operator still has appetite for civic affairs


Affordable Housing, key to newcomers


Brunswick Police, a colorful history


 Longtime Residents enjoy seeing community grow: Brunswick at 50


‘50s newcomers saw area evolve:  Brunswick at 50


Activism started early: Brunswick at 50


Three generations have helped community grow: Brunswick at 50


Brunswick Schools


Brunswick: Our Hometown - A History of the Community and Its Families by ‘Sam’ Boyer


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