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 The Osnaburg Historical Society was founded in 1976 by a group of dedicated Osnaburg Township residents. We currently have  two buildings-the Werner Inn and the Mapleton Church Museum.
The Werner Inn was built by Jacob Stambaugh for Henry Werner in 1834. It was purchased in 1986 by the Historical Society.
The building is located on a major east-west stagecoach route and provided food and bed to many early travelers.

East Canton, laid out by James Leeper in 1806 as Osnaburg, was the second village recorded in Stark County. It rivaled Canton in growth until the latter was selected the county seat in 1808. During the war of 1812, it was one of the county's four military training spots. With 7 hotels and The Reed and Wack Taverns, Osnaburg was an important stopover before the advent of the railroad. By the time the railroad came through and the town was incorporated in 1880, only two hotels remained and the community had just 507 residents. The Canton and Osnaburg Brick Company (Later sold to the National Fireproofing Company of Waynesburg) and Stark Ceramics led to clay tile manufacturing replacing mining as the town's leading industry. In addition to it's high grade ceramic products, East Canton is also known as an Apple Orchard Center.

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​Dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of Osnaburg Township

​        Phone: 330-488-0110 

Come out and visit the Inn and take an interesting guided tour. See what is being done by the Historical Society to preserve the history of Osnaburg Township.

We have Open House periodically, but if you happen to be in town, give one of us a call, and we will meet you there.

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​The Werner Inn is located at:  131 E. Nassau St.
in East Canton, Ohio 44730
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December 10th, Santa comes to town, so mark your calendars and get ready for an exciting day with Santa!