Introduction to Barberton, Ohio
Barberton, Ohio, in Summit county, is 6 miles SW of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 34 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is included in the Akron metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 27,899 people lived in Barberton.
The area now known as Barberton was founded in the year 1891 by Ohio Columbus Barber, president of the Diamond Match Company. He built a magnificent estate and industrial farm on the east side of Barberton. In fact, the city is also named after him. Moreover, the beautiful Lake Anna, which lies in the center of Barberton City, was named after Barber's daughter. Barberton was incorporated in 1891.
Barberton and nearby Attractions
- Portage Lakes State Park
- Akron Art Museum
- Akron Zoo
- National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum
- Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
- Akron Zoological Park
Things To Do In Barberton
There are several parks and playgrounds in Barberton including Anna Dean Park, Decker Park, Tuscora Park, Lake Anna Park, and BCF Sports Complex. You may also visit the nearby Don Drumm Studios and Gallery, National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, and Akron Zoo. For chicken lovers, Barberton offers world famous fried chicken restaurants such as Milich's Village Inn, Belgrade Gardens, White House Chicken, and Hopocan Gardens.
Akron - Canton Regional Airport is nearby.
Barberton Higher Education
University of Akron Main Campus, Kent State University - Stark Campus, and Stark State College of Technology are some of the nearby colleges and universities.