Welcome to Bolivar

Established 1825

A towpath community

Home to Fort Laurens

Gateway to Tuscarawas County


Fall 2022
newsletter now available


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Bolivar Main Street

Main Street

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Bolivar Ohio


November 10, 2022

The Village of Bolivar is working with the Tuscarawas Arts Partnership to place a “Love Tusc” sculpture in a small park next to the Village town hall.  We have received money from the Zimmerman Foundation to help cover the cost of the actual park.  The cost of the sculpture is $6,950 and so far, we have received funds from various local businesses.  Just to cover the cost of the sculpture we will need an additional $4,150.

The goal is to have funds in place so we can break ground in 2023.  Please consider donating to help us make the park and statue a reality.   

You can donate by using the QR code.

Thank you,

Chris Berens


The Village of Bolivar’s future council meetings will be held in the community room at the Bolivar Fire Station at 456 Water Street until further notice.

  • Council meetings will take place the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm
  • Finance meetings will take place the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm
  • Zoning meetings will take place on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 pm
  • Streets and Alley meetings will take place on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm

Click here for a complete list of meeting dates.

Contact the Village Fiscal Officer at treasurer@villageofbolivar.com or by calling 330-874-3717 if you have questions.



  • Do not pile leaves near corners of lots/intersections
  • Position leaves around, near or between parked vehicles, fences, mailboxes, basketball hoops or trees


  • Position leaves onto or as close as possible to roads/streets
  • Refrain from raking sticks and garbage into your piles (breaks equipment)
  • Understand that if your leaves are placed onto gravel there is a good chance we will collect gravel as well as your leaves

Leaf collection will continue daily until leaves have all fallen or we are forced to transition to snow removal.

Welcome to the Village of Bolivar!

Bolivar, Ohio is a not-so-sleepy village strategically placed at the northern tip of Tuscarawas County, and its slogan, “Gateway to Tuscarawas County” harkens back to canal era days.

Located along the mighty Tuscarawas River just off Interstate 77 at State Route 212 in Lawrence Twp., the village offers all the amenities of today within a small-town, historic setting.

Bolivar welcome flag

Closing in on almost 1,000 residents, Bolivar’s current growth can be attributed to excellent schools in the Tusky Valley district, a rich history, plentiful shopping, housing choices ranging from urban to rural settings, and local business and citizen commitment.

An industrial parkway offers businesses an opportunity to locate midway between two county seats, with easy access to major transportation routes. Commerce generated by local businesses contributes to the vitality of the entire community, and local organizations offer support and advertising avenues.

Towpath trail

Walk, bike or drive down Bolivar’s tree-lined streets to view an eclectic mix of grand front porches, historic churches, refurbished landmarks and even new construction homes. We appreciate our residents, whose pride is displayed in well-kept homes and yards.

Nature lovers will enjoy the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath, and history buffs are welcome to visit the only revolutionary war fort in Ohio – Fort Laurens. Be sure to include Canal Street as a stop during your visit, where a multitude of quaint old buildings have been refurbished –  featuring shops and agencies, a diner, bank, village services and more.

Visit our History Page!

Bolivar is now accepting cash payments in person only. Please do not drop off in box.


Bolivar is now accepting cash payments in person only. (not to be dropped off in box)

Coronavirus Information

Facts, symptoms and guidelines regarding coronavirus can be found on our Covid-19 page.