Introduction to Columbiana, Ohio
Columbiana, Ohio, in Columbiana county, is 14 miles S of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center) and 48 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Youngstown - Warren metropolitan area. Columbiana has a population of approximately 5,635.
Joshua Dixon, an early settler, laid out the village of Columbiana on August 21st, 1805. By 1831, the community had three stores, and a railroad. According to record, the region was initially known as "Dixonville". Harvey S. Firestone, the founder of the Firestone rubber company, was born in Columbiana. In the mid 20th century, the area experienced significant development and Columbiana evolved into a bedroom community. The city is now part of the Columbiana and Mahoning Counties.
Columbiana and Nearby Attractions
- Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor
- National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
- Old Economy Historical Site
- National Aviary
- Beaver Creek State Park
Things To Do In Columbiana
The Old Economy Historical Site, where a utopian village was founded in 1824, is a place of historic interest in the area. The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial, Mabel Hartzell Home, Fort Laurens, and Glamorgan Castle are other historic sites near Columbiana. The city also offers easy access to the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, the Butler Institute of American Art, Arms Family Museum of Local History, and Lawrence County Historical Society. The National Aviary, a popular attraction in the region, is home to over 600 endangered and exotic birds. The community celebrates the annual Shaker Woods Festival in August which features some of the best artisans and craftsmen in the nation. Columbiana Street Fair, another major event, is a civic festival hosted by the American Legion in September every year.
Pittsburgh International Airport is close by.
Columbiana Higher Education
Kent State University - Salem, Kent State University - East Liverpool, Youngstown State University, and Westminster College are some of the colleges near Columbiana.