Introduction to Uhrichsville, Ohio
This region was originally inhabited by the Lenape tribe of Native Americans, and only a few fur traders and explorers travelled in this area. In 1750, Christopher Gist conducted the first survey of the region and The Renewed Church of the United Brethren's missionaries established a mission in the Tuscarawas Valley in 1761. Uhrichsville was named in honor of Michael Uhrich, a settler who built a mill in the area. The city is now a part of the Mill Township.
Uhrichsville and Nearby Attractions
- Fort Laurens
- J.E. Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum
- Zoar Village
- Salt Fork State Park and Wildlife Area
- Akron Zoo
- Dawes Arboretum
Things To Do In Uhrichsville
Zoar Village is a restored German religious community near Uhrichsville. Fort Laurens, which was built in 1778, now houses a park and a museum. The Salt Fork State Park and Wildlife Area offers facilities for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, camping, mountain biking and horseback riding. Malabar Farm, another popular place to visit, features nature trails, barnyard animals, wagon rides and fishing ponds. Akron Zoo, and Dawes Arboretum are other attractions in the area. The city is also home to the Uhrichsville Water Park which has waterfalls, slides and a water jungle-gym.
Air transportation is available from the Akron-Canton Regional Airport.
Uhrichsville Higher Education
Colleges near Uhrichsville are Ohio University - Eastern, Kent State University - Tuscarawas, Belmont Technical College, Malone College and Muskingum College.