Stark County, Ohio History & Heritage (part 1)

Home Inspector with H.I.S. Home Inspections (Summit, Stark Counties)

Stark County is centrally located in Northeast Ohio. It is one of only a handful of counties in the country that is bordered by 8 other counties, and has a population of just over 378,000. It's 581 square mile area (including 5 sq miles of water) was named for John Stark (Aug 28, 1728- May 8,1822), who was a general in the American Revolutionary War.

Canton is the largest city, and County Seat. Other cities in the county are:

Villages are:

Akron Canton Airport (CAK)

The Akron Canton Airport on the Northern border of Stark County serves both Stark and Summit Counties, and is easily accessible from Interstate Route 77.

A Popular local restaurant on the gorunds of the Akron Canton Airport

The 356th Fighter Group is a very popular local eatery that borders on the grounds of the Akron Canton Airport. Diners can watch planes land and take off from the large windows looking out over the landing strips.

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Canton and Stark County are the home of the National Pro Football Hall of Fame, where the induction ceremonies are held each year to induct new Pro Football players into the Hall of Fame.

New bridge over 77

This new bridge completed in 2006, over I-77 commemorates the Hall of Fame. The figures are illuminated at night.

The Timken Company

The Timken Company remains as one the area's largest employers. They are manufacturers of roller bearings and related parts.


Stark County Veterans Memorial

The Stark County Veterans Memorial in Canton commemorates the World War II veterans, as well as those who served in the armed forces. Their names are engraved in the bricks along the walkway.

Veterans Memorial engraved bricks

Stark County Courthouse

The magnificent County Courthouse in the county seat of Canton's downtown has gilded trumpeting angels adorning the top of the clock tower.

The cities of Massillon, Alliance, and Canal Fulton will be featured in Part 2.


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Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
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Howdy Kevin

I really enjoyed reading about your area. When everr I find a small restaurant at a town or county airport. I enjoy watching the planes land and take off at them.

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Jul 18, 2008 11:36 AM #1
Jack Gilleland
Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton - Clayton, OH

Kevin - I used to travel through your area quite a bit (18 - 20 years ago) on my way to Salem.    Thanks for the memories.

Jul 18, 2008 05:43 PM #2
Kevin Corsa
H.I.S. Home Inspections (Summit, Stark Counties) - Canton, OH
H.I.S. Home Inspections, Stark & Summit County, OH Home Inspector

I am glad you enjoyed it. There will be a few more on this area to come shortly. Stay tuned.

Jul 18, 2008 10:32 PM #3
* Rate A Home
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Kevin, nice post on the history of your town, enjoyed the trip.

Jul 19, 2008 06:16 PM #4
Kevin Corsa
H.I.S. Home Inspections (Summit, Stark Counties) - Canton, OH
H.I.S. Home Inspections, Stark & Summit County, OH Home Inspector


       I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope to post several more in this series very soon. Stay tuned. Have a great day!

Jul 22, 2008 12:29 AM #5
Jon Wnoroski
America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc. - Green, OH
Summit County Realtor

Kevin, great post!  You have a lot of great information here.  I look forward to more.

Aug 07, 2008 04:15 AM #6
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