Ashland County Historical Society
Historical Organizations and Sites
Office Hours: 10am-4pm Monday-Thursday
The Ashland County Historical Society is located in the heart of the Center Street Historical District of Ashland, Ohio. Its campus consists of three houses.
The Manor House was the first purchased. It was built by J.P. Cowan in 1859 and sold to P.A. Myers in 1906 to be given to his son, Guy, and his new bride, Kate, as a wedding present. It was likely the first brick structure on the street.
Guy and Kate resided in the home until the death of P.A. Myers. After that, several Myers relatives lived there. In 1952, the home was given to Ashland College to be used as a residence for the President. In 1969, the University used it as a Historical Center until the sale.
In 1981, the Historical Society bought the house, after the generous people of the county supported a fundraiser. The Carriage House followed. Then in 1996, thanks to a generous bequeath from Eloise Ridgeway Noonan, a long-time board member and supporter, the Noonan House was built.
Tours Available: April-December every Monday and Wednesday from 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Please call the office to schedule a tour outside of the regularly scheduled hours
Free and Open to the Public: No appointment necessary during tour hours
- Manor House
- Noonan House
- Carriage House
- The Barn
- Freer Farm House