Welcome to Bolivar

Established 1825

A towpath community

Home to Fort Laurens

Gateway to Tuscarawas County

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The Village of Bolivar will hold its regularly scheduled council meetings via Remote Teleconference until further notice. Anyone interested in observing a meeting is asked to contact the Village Fiscal Officer at treasurer@villageofbolivar.com or by texting 330-663-3373 to obtain the access information.

Visit our News Page for a Letter from the Mayor regarding coronavirus.

On March 13, 2020, the president declared a national state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important that during this crisis and its recovery that we assure effective responsive communication and that key measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus so as to minimize its impact on the community, our health care infrastructure and our economy.


Visit our Covid-19 page for facts, symptoms and guidance information. Click Here.

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.

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!

Towpath trail
Because of coronavirus, Bolivar is not accepting cash for payments until further notice.