Local history and community

Access these local history and community resources.

City of Worthington

The City of Worthington website provides all sorts of information by and about the city, including its departments, officials, contacts, permits, code, institutions, events and business development Read more...

Columbus Dispatch Archive

Library card access only

Worthington Libraries card & PIN required (No card? Apply online!)

This database from NewsBank allows you to search Dispatch staff-written stories dating back to July 1985. Search by word, section, byline, article type and date, among other elements.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Library card access only

Worthington Libraries card & PIN required (No card? Apply online!)

See what Worthington looked like in 1922. This site provides a searchable interface for historical maps of Ohio towns and cities from 1882 through 1962.

ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Library card access only

Worthington Libraries card & PIN required (No card? Apply online!)

NewsBank provides electronic access to a large back file of stories from the "ThisWeek" collection of weekly newspapers. Read more...

Worthington Memory

Originally created in 2002 to commemorate Worthington's bicentennial, Worthington Memory brings together tens of thousands of records spanning hundreds of years, including digitized photographs and Read more...