Log CabinOne-Room School HouseBloomfield HouseCarriage House

The Henry County, Ohio, Historical Society
P.O. Box 443
Napoleon, OH 43545

Great Flood of 1913

( From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

The Great Flood of 1913 occurred between March 23 and March 26, after major rivers in the central and eastern United States flooded from runoff and several days of heavy rain. Related deaths and damage in the United States were widespread and extensive. While the exact number is not certain...the official death toll range for Ohio falls between 422 and 470. More than a quarter million people in the flooded areas were left homeless. The death toll from the flood of 1913 places it second to the Johnstown Flood of 1889 as one of the deadliest floods in the United States. The flood remains Ohio's largest weather disaster. In the Midwest damage estimates exceeded a third of a billion dollars. Devastation from the flood of 1913 and later floods along the Mississippi River eventually changed the country's management of its waterways and increased federal support for comprehensive flood prevention and funding for flood control projects. The Ohio Conservancy Act, which was signed by the governor of Ohio in 1914, became a model for other states to follow. The act allowed for the establishment of conservancy districts with the authority to implement flood control projects.

Bloomfield Home & Carriage House
Hours of Operation

June 25th 2:00-4:00 p.m.
July 8th Home & Garden Tour
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July 23rd 2:00-4:00 p.m.
August 8th Children's Victorian ActiviTEA
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
August 27th 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Sept 10th 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Sept. 24th Harvest Tea 2:00 p.m.
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The above photos are from Henry County, Ohio, Volume Two, A Collection of Historical Sketches and Family Histories Compiled by Members and Friends of The Henry County Historical Society. Dallas, TX, Taylor Publishing Co., pp. 256-257.

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The Henry County Historical Society was formed in 1970 to perpetuate the history of Henry County, Ohio, to learn about and preserve the artifacts of the county, and to generate interest in the past of the county. Our primary focus at this time is the completion of the restoration work on the beautiful Dr. John Bloomfield Victorian home, built circa 1879. This house is located at the corner of West Clinton and Webster streets in downtown Napoleon, across from the Napoleon Public Library. The house has been completely restored and is decorated with authentic period furnishings. Work is in progress on the carriage house and gardens. The home is open for special events, educational programs and private tours. We welcome new and old members alike to lend a hand and help us in our many programs and activities.

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2016 Strawberry

Christmas 2015
Open House

Log Cabin Open House
Dec. 5, 2015

Garden Tour, 2015

Gazebo Moving, July 2014

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This site is proudly sponsored by Spengler's Restaurant, Napoleon, Ohio.

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