Introduction to Louisville, Ohio
Louisville, Ohio, in Stark county, is 6 miles E of Canton, Ohio (center to center) and 51 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. Part of the surrounding Canton - Massillon metro area, the city is not isolated and is home to some 8,904 residents.
Platted in 1872, Louisville is the oldest settled community in the Nimishillen Township. Initially, inhabitants were attracted by timber that was available in large quantities. Louisville, which was originally settled by Henry Lautzenheiser and Henry Fainot, was named after Lewis, Lautzenheiser's son. Since Ohio already had a place by the same name, the name was changed to Louisville in 1837. It was formally incorporated in 1960.
Louisville and Nearby Attractions
- Goodtimes Amusement Park
- Wildwood Park
- Canton Museum of Art
- Glamorgan Castle
- Haines House Underground Railroad Center
- Portage Lakes State Park
Things To Do In Louisville
Louisville has numerous parks including Mary C. Metzger Park, Howard E. "Peg" Wilson Park, Andy Aljancic Park, and Croston Park. Goodtimes Amusement Park and Cleveland Botanical Garden are also well known attractions in the area. Art museums include Akron Art Museum and Canton Museum of Art. Portage Lakes State Park, Sippo Lake Park, Lake Milton State Park, and Gorge Metropolitan are places where people can enjoy camping, fishing, boating, hiking, and swimming.
Flights are available from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.
Louisville Higher Education
Colleges close to Louisville include Kent State University, Mount Union College, and the University of Akron.