The Carroll County Historical Society was formed August
20, 1963 with the prime objective of preserving the
historic McCook House, a state memorial owned by the
Ohio Historical Society. We have enjoyed good relations
with the OHS and currently we manage the McCook House
under a lease arrangement.
Our Mission is to collect
artifacts, preserve local history and provide
opportunities for connecting the past with our future.
The Algonquin Mill at Petersburg was obtained by the
Society in 1969 and was restored by volunteer labor.
This steam powered flouring mill produces stone ground
flours and corn meal for sale to the public every
Thursday from 9am - 3pm. In order to raise money for
restoration and operation, a Fall Festival was started
in 1971 and has grown to a three-day event drawing
thousands of people. The profits from the Fall Festival
have been reinvested in Carroll County, in part by
purchasing the adjoining farm. Today, the Algonquin Mill
Complex is comprised of the Mill, school house, railroad
station, farm house, several barns and storage
buildings, farm museum, several reconstructed log houses
and an award winning arboretum. Both the Mill and McCook
House are listed in the National Register of Historic
WANT TO HELP? We have a
workday every Thursday at the Algonquin Mill, starting
at 9:00 AM. We have many projects that involve all
interests and skill levels. Lunch is covered dish. Come
and join us!
IN CARROLL COUNTY HISTORY? Please volunteer to assist in
the development of a digital history of each township.
If you or your grandparents have old pictures, artifacts
related to a specific township, please let us see, copy
or scan before your grandchildren throw them away.
firstname.lastname@example.org Place CCHS History in
the Subject line please. Thank you.