Introduction to Massillon, Ohio
Massillon, Ohio, in Stark county, is 7 miles W of Canton, Ohio and 49 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is included in the Canton - Massillon metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 31,325 people lived in Massillon.
Massillon was originally inhabited by Native Americans. During the early 19th Century this area was first settled in by Europeans. In 1826, the area was named after the famous Court Preacher Jean Baptiste Massillon, who was also the Bishop of Clermont. The first private school of Massillon was opened in 1827, and the Massillon State Hospital was built in 1898. It was incorporated in 1853.
Massillon and nearby Attractions
- Sippo Lake Park
- Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve
- Massillon Museum
- Spring Hill
- Akron Zoo
- Fort Laurens
Things To Do In Massillon
The city of Massillon boasts of a number of beautiful parks and hiking trails for nature lovers. At the Genshaft Memorial Park there are four softball fields and Wampler Park offers an outdoor in-line hockey rink along with facilities for in-line skating. The Spring Hill Historic Home and the Canton Classic Car Museum are also nearby.
Akron - Canton Regional Airport is nearby.
Massillon Higher Education
Stark State College of Technology, the University of Akron, Kent State University, Mount Union College and Kent State University - Stark Campus provide facilities for higher studies.