Summit County, Ohio Online Historical Directories

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Please note that all the links to directories on the Akron-Summit County Public Library website have changed, due to the library reorganizing their site. I will change the links here on this page as I have time. Meanwhile, please access those directories at http://sc.akronlibrary.org/genealogy/city-directories/.


Links to directories at the Akron-Summit County Public Library are to .pdf files, many of which are quite large. These may take several minutes to load even with a fast connection. If you have trouble opening the files, you may want to download them. You can right-click on the link and select "save target" (Internet Explorer) or "save link as" (Mozilla Firefox) to download.

Links to directories at GenealogyToday are to the search engine for that particular directory, which is searchable without a subscription. Non-subscribers can use the search engine and see a listing of possible results (but no images or further details). For more information on how to access subscription websites, read Number 5 on my FAQs page.

Links to directories at New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) are to the
images themselves, which are browsable.  Non-subscribers will not be able to view these. Non-subscribers can, however, use the search engine and see a listing of possible results (but no images or further details).  To search by keyword, go to the Digital Archive & Library search engine on this page (it is the second search box).  For more information on how to access subscription websites, read Number 5 on my FAQs page.


1840s - 1870s

Allegheny City and Pittsburgh Business Directories, Harris, 1841 - Free (Historic Pittsburgh)
 - includes Akron and Middlebury

Allegheny City and Pittsburgh Business Directories, Harris, 1841 - $ (NEHGS)
 - Part III (includes Akron and Middlebury)

Akron City Directory, Williams, 1859-60 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)

Akron City Directory, Bailey, 1871-2 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)

Akron City Directory, Talcott, 1873-4 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)

Akron City Directory, Burch, Potter, and Company, 1875-6 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes business directories for Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Peninsula, Richfield, and West Richfield

Akron City Directory, Burch, 1877-8 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes business directories for Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, and Tallmadge

Akron City Directory, Burch, 1879-80 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes business directories for Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, and Tallmadge


1880s

Akron City Directory, Burch, 1881-2 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes business directories for Boston, Brittain, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Mogadore, Peninsula, Tallmadge, West Richfield

Akron City Directory, Burch, 1882-3 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)

Akron City and Summit County Directory, Burch, 1883-4 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)

Akron City Directory, Burch, 1885 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes a business directory for Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City and Summit County Directory, Burch, 1885-6
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)

Akron City Directory, Burch, 1887 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes a business directory for Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch, 1887-8 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes a business directory for Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City and Summit County Directory, Burch, 1888-9 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes business and farmers directory for all of Summit County


1890s

Akron City and Summit County Directory, Burch, 1890-1 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes business and farmers' directory for all of Summit County

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1891-2 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes a business directory for Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, and New Portage

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1892-3 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes a business directory for Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, and New Portage

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1893-4 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1894 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1895
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes Barberton

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1896 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1897 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)

Cleveland Business Directory, Watson, 1898 - $ (NEHGS)
 - includes Akron as well as other communities within a 50-mile radius

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1898 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1899 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls


1900s

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1900 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1901 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls
 - includes taxpayer directory for Summit County

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1902 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1903
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1904 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1905 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1906 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1907
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1908 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1909 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls


1910s

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1910 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1911
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1912
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1913 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1914
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton, Kenmore, and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1915
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton, Kenmore, and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1916 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes directories for Barberton, Kenmore, and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1917 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes directories for Barberton, Kenmore, and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1918
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton, Kenmore, and Cuyahoga Falls

Wooster Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church Directory, Wooster Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, 1918-9 - $ (GenealogyToday)

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1919
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton, Kenmore, and Cuyahoga Falls


1920s

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1920
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton, Kenmore, and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1922
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton, Kenmore, and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1924
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton, Kenmore, and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1925
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton, Kenmore, and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1926-7
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes directories for Barberton, Kenmore, and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1928 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton, Ellett, Fairlawn, Kenmore, and Cuyahoga Falls


1930s

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1930 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton, Fairlawn, and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1931 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton, Fairlawn, and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1933
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1934-5
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1937
- Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - includes Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1938-9 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1939-40 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II


1940s

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1941 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, and Portage Lakes

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1943 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1946 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Portage Lakes, and Tallmadge

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1948-9 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Portage Lakes, and Tallmadge


1950s


Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1950-1 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Portage Lakes, and Tallmadge

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1952-3 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, and Portage Lakes

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1954-5 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, and Portage Lakes

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1956-7 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, and Portage Lakes

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1958-9 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

1960s

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1960-1 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1962-3 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1964-5 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1966-7 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls

Akron City Directory, Burch Directory Company, 1968-9 - Free (Akron-Summit County Public Library)
 - Volume I; Volume II
 - includes Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls





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