Laundry and service building in Zoar photograph   Save
Zoar, Ohio Photograph Collection
Description: Photograph showing a laundry and service house in Zoar. Led by Joseph Bimeler in 1817, a group of Lutheran separatists left the area of Germany known as Wurttemberg and eventually established the small community of Zoar in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. They would become known as the Society of Separatists of Zoar in 1819. After Bimeler's death in 1853, the unity of the village declined, and by 1898 the Zoarites disbanded the society. The remaining residents divided the property, and the community continued to prosper in Zoar. Today, the Ohio Historical Society operates a portion of the town as a historic site. A number of the Zoarite buildings are restored and are open to the public. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV9_B02F11_001
Subjects: Zoar (Tuscarawas County, Ohio); Small towns; Small businesses
Places: Zoar (Ohio); Tuscarawas County (Ohio)