Our Old Book Case by Mercer County Historical Society President Joyce Alig
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Celina grew slowly after its founding in 1834. In 1880, only 1,346 people resided in the community, but over the next decade, Celina's population nearly doubled to 2,684 inhabitants. The primary reason for this population growth was the discovery of oil and natural gas deposits during the 1880s. In 1886, Celina contained three newspaper offices, five churches, and two banks. Numerous manufacturing establishments existed in the community, most of which provided services or products to farmers in the surrounding countryside. This has held true throughout the twentieth century.
Alig, Joyce L., Editor. Mercer County Ohio History. publisher: Mercer County Historical Society, Inc. Celina, OH. TX: Tayler Pub. Co. 1980
In 2000, Celina was the largest city in Mercer County, with a population of 10,303 people.
More information about Celina's History can be found at the Mercer County Historical Museum listed below.
City of Celina Compliment/Complaint Line: 419.942.3000
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