Introduction to Orrville, Ohio
James Taggart Jr., a veteran of the Revolutionary War, arrived in 1814. Samuel and Robert Taggart, who were his sons, also moved to this area. The first house in the Baughman Township section was built by Samuel Taggart in 1828. The growth of the railroad in Orville is closely associated with the city's growth as well as prosperity. Incorporation happened in 1864 and the city's first mayor was William Gailey.
Orrville and Nearby Attractions
- Orrville Historical Museum
- Gailey Park
- Toy & Hobby Museum
- Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
- Portage Lakes State Park
- Akron Zoo
Things To Do In Orrville
Zoar Village, McKinley Museum, Pro Football Hall of Fame and Massillon Museum are some of the well known local museums. The Glamorgan Castle, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the Mabel Hartzell Home and Fort Laurens are historic sites near Orrville. For fun and adventure people may visit Goodtimes Amusement Park and Six Flags Worlds of Adventure. Malabar farm is another place to visit that has fishing ponds, barnyard animals, hiking trails and wagon rides. Cedar Point is an amusement park with rides and games for all ages.
Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Orrville Higher Education
University of Akron-Wayne College is located in Orville. Other nearby colleges include Kent State University-Stark Campus, University of Akron Main Campus and Ashland University.