Welcome to Bolivar

Established 1825

A towpath community

Home to Fort Laurens

Gateway to Tuscarawas County



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Established 1825.
Rail to Towpath to Today.

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The Village of Bolivar’s future regular council meetings will be held at Town Hall Council Chambers. If additional space is needed due to covid restrictions, the meeting will be tentatively held at Bolivar Fire Station at 456 Water Street. Contact the Village Fiscal Officer at treasurer@villageofbolivar.com or by calling 330-874-3717 if you have questions.

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!

Spring in Bolivar
Because of coronavirus, Bolivar is not accepting cash for payments until further notice.


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.