Stark County was created in 1808. The county seat is
Canton. It is named for John
Stark, an officer in the American Revolutionary War. Cities, towns, and
villages (past and present) of Stark County are Alliance, Avondale, Beach City
Village, Bethlehem Township, Brewster Village, Cairo, Canal Fulton, Canton, Canton
Township, East Canton Village, East Sparta Village, Greentown, Hartville
Village, Hills and Dales Village, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Lawrence
Township, Lexington Township, Limaville Village, Louisville, Marchand, Marlboro
Township, Massillon, Maximo, Middlebranch, Minerva Village, Meyers Lake Village, Navarre
Village, New Franklin, Nimishillen Township, North Canton, North Industry, North Lawrence,
Osnaburg Township, Paris, Paris Township, Perry Heights, Perry Township, Pike
Township, Plain Township, Richville, Robertsville, Sandy Township, Sugar Creek
Township, Tuscarawas Township, Uniontown, Waco, Washington Township, Waynesburg
Village, and Wilmot Village.
*Stark County, Ohio, situated toward the north east
part of the state, and contains 650 square miles. The surface is level; soil, fertile. Drained
by Tuscarawas river and its branches. Iron ore, mineral coal, and limestone, are abundant. The
Ohio canal passes through its west part. Capital, Canton. There were in 1840, neat cattle 25,620,
sheep 51,119, swine 32,240; wheat 753,977 bushels produced, rye 52,751, Indian corn 273,225,
buckwheat 13,196, barley 5,043, oats 504,051, potatoes 156,672, sugar 96,688 pounds; 22
commission houses, capital $59,500; 105 stores, capital $242,715; 3 furnaces, 1 forge, 11
fulling mills, 2 woolen factories, 26 tanneries, 26 distilleries, 11 breweries, 11 potteries,
5 flouring mills, 34 grist mills, 99 saw mills, 2 oil mills, 5 printing offices, 4 weekly
newspapers. Capital in manufactures $314,099. 33 schools 809 scholars. Population: 34,603.
*Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United
States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith,
Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843
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- Query Resources
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Stark County Neighbors
Carroll County / Columbiana County / Holmes
County / Mahoning County / Portage County /
Summit County / Tuscarawas County / Wayne County
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