Welcome to the Massillon Business and Industry Database. This database is a collection of
past and present businesses in the Massillon Area and is a product of the
Massillon Public Library.
The dates covered are 1811 to present, but data collection is ongoing. You can search
this database by business name, type of product, date, or by person(s) affiliated with the
Information about the businesses in this database was obtained from the Massillon City
Directories and the Massillon Business and Industry Clipping Files binders. These resources
are located in the Reference Room of the Massillon Public Library.
Other sources include: Wheat, Glass, Stone and Steel by Ruth Kane; Towpath to Towpath by Margy Vogt;
The Stark County Story by E.T. Heald; Upon These Hills by Mrs. Barton E. Smith, as well as company websites. Many of the images in the database are scanned clippings from the
Massillon Independent, and that content is protected under a
Creative Commons license.