Akron City, Summit County, Ohio (OH) 44308

Akron City

Summit County, Ohio

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Akron City Hall is located at 166 South High Street, Akron, OH 44308.
Phone: 330‑375‑2345.


Lewis Miller House

The word "Akron" [1] means "high" in Greek, and Akron is the highest point in Summit County. Akron was founded by Simon Perkins in 1825 and had its beginnings as a canal town.

Neighborhoods

  • Abington Square
  • Aldawood Hills
  • Arbour Green
  • Stan Hywet Hall
  • Yellow Creek Heights
  • Allenside
  • Amazon Park
  • Ardmore
  • Avondale
  • Bacon
  • Bath Farms
  • Bath Reserve Estates
  • Bathcrest
  • Baughman
  • Beacon Hill
  • Beverly Park
  • Blair House
  • Bloomfield
  • Boyle
  • Bradford Pointe
  • Bramblewood Acres
  • Brandau Lots
  • Brighton Bay
  • Brittany Pointe
  • Brookwood
  • Camelot
  • Carlton House
  • Carter Smith Little Farms
  • Castle Park
  • Castletown
  • Chenoweth
  • Collinwood
  • Cottage Grove
  • Coventry Crossing
  • Crystal Shores
  • Delia Estates
  • Delia Park
  • Doyle
  • Eagles Chase
  • East Liberty
  • East Manor
  • East Market Acres
  • Eastland
  • Eastlawn
  • Eastview
  • Eastwood Heights
  • Elm Hill Estates
  • English Oaks
  • Enterprise
  • Estates of Bath
  • Fairlawn Acres
  • Fairlawn Heights
  • Fairlawn Knolls
  • Fairlawn Reserve
  • Fairlawn View
  • Fairway Estates
  • Firestone Park
  • Firestone Park Reserve
  • Firestone Trace
  • Forest Cove
  • Forest Hills
  • Georgetown
  • Glenside
  • Goodyear Heights
  • Goodyear Overlook
  • Greenwalt Hills
  • Greystone Estates
  • Hammonds
  • Hampton Ridge
  • Hampton Woods
  • Hausch
  • Hawkins Heights
  • Hereford
  • Heritage Hill
  • Hertford Shire
  • High Grove Park
  • Highland Park
  • Hillcrest Park
  • Homewood Farms
  • Howard Heights
  • Hyde Park
  • Idadale
  • Indian Hills
  • Indian Hills Condo
  • Iradale
  • Jonathan Place
  • Park Heights
  • Parkview
  • Parkway Estates
  • Penguin Estates
  • Perkins Hills
  • Pfieffer
  • Pleasant View
  • Pondview
  • Portage Lakes
  • Portage Park
  • Portage Path
  • Portage Point
  • Portage View
  • Portage Woods
  • Prentiss
  • Preston Heights
  • Quaker Ridge
  • Quayle Park Drive
  • Redwood Knoll
  • Reserve at Waterford
  • Revere Manor
  • Revere Village
  • Rhodes
  • Ridgecrest
  • Ridgevale
  • Riverside Park
  • Riverwoods
  • Robins Trace
  • Robinwood Hills
  • Roosevelt Heights
  • Roselawn
  • Royal Meadows
  • Sackett Hills Estates
  • Sand Run Estates
  • Sand Run Knolls
  • Sand Run Village
  • Sandy Beach
  • Schaeffer Heights
  • Shady Hollow
  • Shadybrook
  • Shadyside
  • Shore Acres
  • Short Hills Estates
  • Snug Harbor
  • South Park
  • Springdale
  • Springfield
  • Springfield Heights
  • Stonecreek
  • Stonegate
  • Summit Heights
  • Suncrest
  • Sunkist
  • Sunny Beach
  • Sunset View
  • Swan Lake
  • The Hammonds
  • The Villages at Coventry Crossing
  • Thornton Heights
  • Timbertop
  • Townhomes at Canal Park
  • Triple Shores
  • Turkeyfoot Channel
  • Turkeyfoot Heights
  • Turner North Hill
  • Twin Oak Estates
  • Upland Lawn Allotment
  • Viaduct Park
  • Victory Park
  • Village at Cedar Creek
  • Village at Pointe West
  • Village of Brookwood
  • Village of Crystal Lakes
  • Wampetek Village
  • Wellington Heights
  • West Bath Estates
  • West Hill
  • Westover Park
  • Wilbeth Hills
  • Willow Creek
  • Willow Echoes
  • Wintergreen Ledges
  • Wizer Heights
  • Woodlawn

Beginnings [2]

The first settler on the site of the City of Akron was Major Miner Spicer, who came from Groton, Connecticut in the year 1810. After the location of the Ohio Canal, General Simon Perkins and Paul Williams laid out and named the town. In 1827 it became part a canal port, the first boat for Cleveland clearing for its maiden trip on July 4th of that year. On March 12, 1836, Akron was incorporated as a city. Surrounded as it is by varied scenery, much of it beautiful and picturesque, few cities are more favorably located. Many pleasure resorts, notably Silver Lake Park, are near at hand. Akron has numerous well-equipped public institutions which care for its religious, philanthropic and educational interests. Being the county seat of Summit County, all the county buildings are of course located within its boundaries. In a commercial way the city has been unusually favored. There has been a steady growth in the variety and extent of its manufacturing interests and millions of dollars invested in its vast industries. It is the home of the Akron Rubber Works, operated by the B. F. Goodrich Company, the largest rubber factory in the world; of the Robinson Clay Product Company, the largest manufacturer of standard sewer pipe and certain clay wares in America; of the American Cereal Company, the leading manufacturer of cereal foods in the United States, and of the Werner Company, the greatest book publishing and job printing establishment in the country. Besides these, it has scores of other great manufacturing plants, hardly less notable.

  1. Historu of Akron, www.uakron.edu, accessed March, 2024.
  2. Views of Akron Ohio and Environs, First Universalist Church, publisher, Akron, 1904.

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