Introduction to Munroe Falls, Ohio
Munroe Falls History
Development in Munroe Falls began with the establishment of numerous industrial plants along the Cuyahoga River. A log dam, constructed in 1817, provided power to a saw and a grist mill which at the time comprised what was known as the Village of Florence. Brothers Edmund and William Munroe purchased land in 1836 and established the Munroe Falls Manufacturing Company. They named the community "Munroe Falls" and it was incorporated in 1838. The Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal, constructed in 1841, resulted in significant growth and development. Pittsburgh and Western Railroad entered the city in the 1860s, and the Cleveland Paper Company opened for business in Munroe Falls in 1866. The city is currently a residential community in the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Munroe Falls and Nearby Attractions
- Mabel Hartzell Home
- Akron Art Museum
- Haines House Underground Railroad Center
- Brecksville Reservation
- Akron Zoo
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Things To Do In Munroe Falls
The city is home to several parks like the Brust Park, Guise Park and Munroe Falls Metro Park which feature miles of hiking and biking trails, and also offer facilities for various other recreational activities. Within 20 miles of Munroe Falls there are numerous historical sites and museums including the Glamorgan Castle, the Mabel Hartzell Home, the Haines House Underground Railroad Center, the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the Akron Art Museum. South Chagrin Reservation, Rocky River Reservation, Bedford Reservation and Brecksville Reservation, which are also nearby, have nature trails, arboretums and picnic areas. Akron Zoo and Six Flags Worlds of Adventure are among the other popular destinations nearby.
Munroe Falls Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.
Munroe Falls Higher Education
Colleges near Munroe Falls are Kent State University, University of Akron, Hiram College and Mount Union College.