City History

In 1662, King Charles granted a charter to the State of Connecticut allowing the State to acquire three million acres of land. In order to raise funds for its schools, the State of Connecticut sold the land to the Connecticut Land Company in 1795. Nehemiah Hubbard purchased the Hubbard Township property, and made his first sale to a Connecticut surveyor, Samuel Tylee.

In 1801, Tylee, his wife Anna, and his mother-in-law became the first permanent settlers in the Township. Over the following decades, the Township experienced limited growth, but displayed great potential for supporting a community. The country-crossroads nature of Hubbard Township remained until 1861 when coal mines began developing in the area. Continuing through the late 1800’s, European

immigrants moved to the Township, quickly causing the Township to become a village. In 1868, population growth qualified the Village of Hubbard to become a statutorily incorporated municipality.

During the City’s early years, the manufacture of iron contributed to the community’s prosperity. Hubbard also was home to two foundries, a planning mill, two brickyards, a furniture manufacturing company, two breweries, and a bowling alley. Since the establishment of early businesses in Hubbard, the community has continued to grow and evolve not only as a place of residence for 3,300 households, but also as a center of employment for many local businesses and industries.

The City of Hubbard is now called home by nearly 10,000 residents—many of whom are descendants of those early settlers. Although the streetcar line, coal mines, steel mill, and iron works have all faded into a distant memory, their impact on the community has left an everlasting impression.

News & Alerts!
leaf-raking
Service Director Dan Livingston has announced the commencement of Hubbard City’s leaf pick up service. The program will begin Monday, October 23rd and complete one full sweep of the...Read More
halloween
The Hubbard Area Chamber of Commerce announces the annual Halloween Costume Contest for all Hubbard City and Township children! The event is set for Saturday, October 28, 2017, beginning...Read More
beef stew meat
First Presbyterian Church of Hubbard, 22 Westview Avenue in Hubbard, will hold its annual Community Beef Stew Dinner on Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 12 noon to 3:00 pm....Read More
street sweeping
The City of Hubbard has begun its second round of street sweeping on Monday, October 2, 2017 and will continue for approximately two weeks. Please keep all vehicles off...Read More
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City Transformation Team Meeting
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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City of Hubbard
Municipal Building

220 West LIberty Street
Hubbard, OH 44425
P 330.534.3090
F 330.534.8441

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