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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