Books and Reources

At Wright Memorial Public Library

Graciously provided by library reference staff, 937-294-7171

  • An Oakwood scrapbook.Oakwood, Ohio : Oakwood Historical Society, 2001.
  • Harlamert, Irvin H. Origins of the names of the streets, avenues, roads, lanes and thoroughfares in the city of Oakwood, Montgomery County, Ohio. Oakwood, OH : [self-published, ], 2009.
  • King, Edwin. Oakwood Historical Society oral history project. Oakwood Historical Society and the Department of Archives and Special Collections of the University of Dayton Library., 1977.
  • Oakwood Historical Society (Dayton, Ohio). Directory of Oakwood families : 1917. Oakwood, OH : The Oakwood Historical Society, 1989-.
  • Oakwood centennial memoirs. Dayton, Ohio : Wright Memorial Public Library, 2008.
  • Oakwood from acorn to oak tree : a centennial celebration 2008. Oakwood, OH : City of Oakwood, 2008.
  • Oakwood: our home on the hill. [Dayton, OH] : The City, c2008.
  • Ronald, Bruce W. Oakwood : the far hills. Dayton, Ohio : Printpoint Printing, 2008.
  • Schantz Estate, Dayton, Ohio. The place to live : [Schantz Park, Dayton, Ohio]. [Dayton, Ohio, 2006,1915]
  • Schedule of revised and consecutive lot numbers of The Village of Oakwood, Montgomey County, Ohio. [Dayton, OH]: s.n., [1928?].
  • Shafor Heights, Dayton, Ohio. Beautiful Shafor Heights Oakwood : [Schantz Park, Dayton, Ohio]. Dayton, Ohio, (?).
  • Yakura, Thelma P. Oakwood: a brief history.

To check availability, see the library's online catalog.

Wright Memorial Library also has additional resources to aid in local or house history and genealogical research. Books on Oakwood sports and history, local residents, Oakwood High School yearbooks and city directories from the late 1800s to the present year . Free online resources include Census information through and access to Sanborn maps.

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Aerial shot from the corner of Shafor Blvd. and Patterson Rd. looking Southwest towards Far Hills.


See a list of all of the historical society's publications on our publications page. Some are available at our online store.

See also our indexes of people and places mentioned in our newsletters and Oakwood Register articles.


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