Introduction to Ada, Ohio
The Ohio Shawnee Native American tribe originally inhabited the region. In 1817, the natives signed the Treaty of Fort Meigs allowing them to secure reservation land in the Hog Creek area. According to records, the community of Ada was named in honor of the postmaster's daughter. Prior to this, the place was known as "Johnstown." The country's only football manufacturing facility, Wilson Sporting Goods, is based in Ada. The village was designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
Ada and Nearby Attractions
- Organette House Mechanical Music Museum
- Harding Home
- Indian Lake State Park
- Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
- African Safari Wildlife Park
- Columbus Topiary Garden
Things To Do In Ada
The Organette House Mechanical Music Museum features a collection of mechanical music and organettes, while the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum chronicles the state's contributions to space flight. Harding Home, Fort Amanda and Lockington Locks are some of the historic sites in the region. Indian Lake State Park includes a nature center and offers facilities for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, camping and picnicking. Columbus Topiary Garden, African Safari Wildlife Park, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens and Columbus Zoo & Aquarium are among the other popular destinations in the area. Residents of Ada also celebrate the Ada Harvest & Herb Festival in September every year.
Air transportation is available from the Port Columbus International Airport.
Ada Higher Education
Ada is home to the Ohio Northern University. James A Rhodes State College, Bluffton College and University of Northwestern Ohio are the other colleges nearby.