Clock Tower

Out of the Clock Tower

Hello and welcome to the Greene County Archives' blog, "Out of the Clock Tower".  Please join us as we share information on archival issues, news, special events, and highlights from our collection.

Before the archives program began in Greene County in 1996, permanent records were stored in every conceivable space, in basements, garages, and closets. Usually they were in boxes of various shapes and sizes, although seldom adequately labeled, but occasionally they were just in loose piles of books and papers. Most notable were the old records stuffed into the clock tower of the County Courthouse, where they shared their home with pigeon droppings.

Now, there is a clean, environmentally controlled, well appointed location for the county archives, where our historical records are housed in standard sized boxes on steel shelves. We have taken note of their journey in the name for our blog.

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Feb 12

Help Support the Ohio History Fund!

Posted on February 12, 2016 at 1:57 PM by Elise Kelly

This week we wanted to briefly discuss the Ohio History Fund and how you can help support Ohio history grants.
Ohio History Fund
 Soon you will be receiving your state income tax return. Please consider the Ohio History Connection's History Fund "tax check off" on your state income tax return.

The History fund is a competitive matching grants program funded by Ohioans. You can help support history-related projects in Ohio by donating to the Ohio History Fund.

The more donations the History Fund receives through the tax check-off, the more grants it can make through the History Fund. To donate, look for "Ohio History Fund" on your Ohio tax return (line 26b) and designate a dollar amount (See Below).


Your tax-deductible donation goes to support history projects in local Ohio communities. For more information about the Ohio History Fund tax check-off and donating to it, visit

license  One other way to help support the Ohio History Fund is to purchase a special Ohio History License plate. The plate is an additional $30, with $20 donated to the Ohio History Fund. Visit and click on special plates.

Look for next week's blog post where we unravel a mysterious tale that begins and ends in Greene County.

Until Next Time!

This Week's Trivia Question: How many projects have been funded through the Ohio History Fund?

Answer to Last Week's Trivia Question: In 1918, guess how many different vegetables were grown in the gardens of Greene County? - Answer: 46 different vegetables according to Broadstone's History of Greene County.


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