Introduction to Cortland, Ohio
Cortland, Ohio, in Trumbull county, is 16 miles N of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center) and 51 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is part of the Youngstown - Warren metropolitan statistical area (MSA), and has about 6,830 residents.
Cortland, which is located in Trumbull County, Ohio, was also once known as Baconsburg as well as Calvert. The name Baconsburg was derived from Samuel Bacon who built several buildings and a sawmill in the area. The origin of the name can also be attributed to a railway conductor, who could not fit the longish name Baconsburg on his sign and thus renamed the city "Cortland". A railroad was built in 1874, and the city of Cortland was chartered in 1980.
Cortland and Nearby Attractions
- National Packard Museum
- National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
- Lake Milton State Park
- Holden Arboretum
- Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
Things To Do In Cortland
Several museums near Cortland acquaint people with the history and culture of the region. Some of these are the National Packard Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, and the Arms Family Museum of Local History. The Holden Arboretum has a vast collection of species of plants, as well as special gardens. Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, presently known as Geauga Lake's Water Kingdom, offers opportunities for water sports and other such activities.
Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport is the closest major airport to Cortland.
Cortland Higher Education
Youngstown State University, Kent State University, Mount Union College, and Grove City College are located near Cortland.