Introduction to Alliance, Ohio
Alliance, Ohio, in Stark county, is 16 miles NE of Canton, Ohio and 50 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is included in the Canton - Massillon metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 23,253 people lived in Alliance.
Alliance was established by the merging of the three small communities of Freedom, Williamsport and Liberty. In 1888, another community called Mount Union was annexed. In 1889, the area was officially incorporated as a city. It is said that it was named Alliance because it had been formed by the merging of three settlement. In 1959, the Ohio General Assembly designated Alliance as "Carnation City," because Ohio got its official state flower from here.
Alliance and nearby Attractions
- Alliance Country Club
- Memorial Gymnasium
- Mabel Hartzel Museum
- Maple Beach Park
- Alliance Public Square
- Mount Union College Historic District
Things To Do In Alliance
The city of Alliance has 24 parks that occupy an area of 220 acres. These parks range from small green spaces in neighborhoods to the Butler-Rodham Park complex, which is spread out over 60 acres. Apart from providing area for various physical activities, these parks also serve as venues for various recreational programs that are organized by the city's recreation department.
The Akron-Canton Regional Airport has facilities for air transportation.
Alliance Higher Education
The local college is Mount Union College. Kent State University and Stark State College of Technology are all within a 30-minute drive.