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Paulding County was the first county in the US to receive funding from steel magnate Andrew Carnegie to build a library. Carnegie also matched funds to purchase the pipe organ in the Paulding Methodist Church. Judge Calvin L. Noble of Paulding County spent the better part of his life as a Paulding County resident. His claim to fame is that he changed the name of the city of Cleaveland, Ohio to Cleveland. Earlier in life, as a printer, he founded the Cleaveland Advertiser. As the name was slightly too long to fit atop the page, he omitted the one letter.
Paulding County is a thriving agricultural center. Businesses in the town of Paulding primarily provide services and products to farmers in the surrounding countryside
The Auglaize River is found in the eastern part of Paulding County. The river is a popular recreation area for boaters and fishermen.
The Black Swamp Nature Center is just outside the Paulding city limits, next to the fairgrounds. It is an ideal place to get in touch with nature. The 51 acres of woodlands, wetlands and meadows provide a wonderful area for fishing, hiking, family picnics or bird watching.
Ohio's official state trail, the Buckeye Trail, links the four corner of Ohio in a 1200-mile stretch of hiking trail that crosses the entire state. The Buckeye Trail follows much of the Miami and Erie Canal through Paulding County, traveling past such sites as Fort Brown, Lock 21 and old stone aqueducts left over from the canal era. Guidelines for walking the trail...take only pictures, leave only footprints.